Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Boston Licensing Board Schedules Hearing for Status of Todd English's Olives

A celebrity chef-owned New American and Mediterranean restaurant in Charlestown that was damaged in a fire last spring remains closed, and the Boston Licensing Board is now getting involved.

According to the Boston Herald, Olives, which is run by Todd English, has been shuttered since last May, when a grease fire resulted in approximately $200,000 in damages. The Herald mentions that it does not look like much in the way of major renovations have been done to the City Square eatery to get it ready for opening, and now the city is holding a hearing to see if there are any violations of the restaurant's license, based on the fact that the place has not reopened. A spokesperson for Todd English states that Olives will open once again early this summer, with work being done in the space in order to prepare for its reopening.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. [April 8 update: According to The Charlestown Patch, the Boston Licensing Board has decided to let Olives keep their liquor license for 45 days (through the month of May), but the board may decide--via a status meeting at the end of the 45-day period--to take away the license if the restaurant has not opened by then.]

The address for this restaurant is: Olives, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA, 02129.

For more information on this story, please go to the Boston Herald link below.

Board serves up notice to Todd English and Co.

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