City of Boston Says "No" to Full Liquor Licenses for Five North End Restaurants
Several restaurants in Boston's North End that had been hoping to get full liquor licenses have gotten some bad news from the city.
According to a Twitter post from Universal Hub, the Boston Licensing Board has denied all requests for all-alcohol licenses in the neighborhood this morning, saying that the board feels the North End is "well served with liquor already, saturated, even." UH confirms that the five dining spots (as mentioned in an earlier northendwaterfront.com article) that will not be receiving the full liquor licenses are Antico Forno, Carmelina's, Crudo, Strega, and Terramia. The earlier article states that these were "new and upgraded" licenses that would have allowed these dining spots to offer more than just beer, wine, and cordials.
It appears that the North End restaurants could apply for the licenses again in the future, or--as Universal Hub tells us--they could try to purchase existing ones on the open market.
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