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Residents’ Association Supports Bread & Butter, Wine Bottega & Pauli’s Requests

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted on Thursday September 13th, in support of three business requests in the neighborhood.

65 Salem Street, “Pauli’s,” Pace Management Group, Paul Barker, has applied to the Licensing Board for a new C.V. 7- Day Malt and Wine License to be operated in the existing 16-seat restaurant/sandwich shop with license hours of 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM seven days a week.  NEWRA VOTE: 15-12 in support of the application

341 Hanover Street, The Wine Bottega, Kerri Platt has applied to the Licensing Board to remove a restriction in the license to allow retail sale of malt beverages in addition to the currently allowed sale of wine. Licensed hours to 10:00 PM weekdays and 11:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays will not change.
NEWRA VOTE: 24-3 in support of the application

For “Bread & Butter” at the NEWRA meeting, from the left, Attorney Kristin Scanlon, Lee Napoli and Brian Lesser.

64 Cross Street, formerly “Caffe Graffiti,” Lee Napoli is seeking zoning relief for Take-Out use associated with plans to operate a bakery/cafe in the former Caffe Graffiti location. Counter service of baked goods and food items and indoor seating for 25 are currently planned. The owner also plans outdoor tables/seats (no table service) with up to 40 seats, similar to Caffe Graffiti’s former patio table set-up. There is no plan to have alcohol service.
NEWRA VOTE: 23-3 in support of the application

The preceding three requests were similarly supported by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, on Monday, September 10th (See the video). Both NEWRA and NEWNC votes are advisory to city regulators that will make the final determinations.

NEWRA Elections – October 11, 2012
Head of the NEWRA Nomination Committee, Bob Venuti, spoke at the meeting to encourage members to run for one of the five open officer positions. The October 11, 2012 NEWRA Annual Meeting is when the next year’s officers will be elected. President Stephanie Hogue was sick and therefore absent at the meeting, but it was announced that she cannot run again for President after two years of service. There is currently no Vice-President.

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli also addressed his legislative priorities at the meeting. A video of this presentation will be posted separately.