Wednesday, November 16, 2011

12 Years Later, a Back Bay Restaurant Remains Unopened (and May Lose Its Liquor License)

A proposed restaurant in the Back Bay of Boston that remains unopened after 12 years may finally be seeing its days numbered, as a state rep is looking to take away the spot's liquor license.

According to Universal Hub, restaurateur Joe Cimino recently requested that he be able to receive six to nine more months to open Saratoga restaurant on Fairfield Street, but state Rep. Marty Walz feels that it is time to give the license to someone else, as Cimino has had six years to open the place--and the previous owner also had six years of holding the license without opening a restaurant.

Universal Hub mentions that Boston has a limited number of liquor licenses, and complicating this case further is the fact that the licensing board also grants the wishes of the Back Bay Neighborhood Association in having an informal limit on the number of licenses in the Back Bay.

The board will decide tomorrow whether to revoke the license for Saratoga restaurant.

The address in question is 41 Fairfield Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

For more information on this story, please go to the Universal Hub link below.

State rep demands revocation of liquor license for Back Bay restaurant that's sat unopened for more than a decade

Thanks to MC Slim JB for bringing this to our attention.