The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) approved four North End / Waterfront requests at its April 9, 2013 hearing that will allow significant businesses to move forward in the neighborhood.
(1) A Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt franchise at 283-285 Hanover Street received approval from the Zoning Board for a 700 square feet store that was formerly Varese Shoes and most recently Nahas Shoes. Both neighborhood groups supported the zoning variance to change the occupancy and allow 8 seats for a retail store and a #36A take-out license. The requested license is for 12:00 am midnight closing on weekends and 11:00 pm weekdays.
- North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council Votes in Favor of New Pinkberry Franchise on Hanover St. [Video]
- Pinkberry on Hanover Street Supported by North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association [Video]
(2) Tenoch Mexican (Alvaro Sandoval) received the go ahead for take-out service that would allow a new Mexican restaurant to open at 1-3 Lewis Street in the North End. The Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported this request but the Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted against it.
- Tenoch Mexican Restaurant Opposed by Neighborhood Council [Video]
- Tenoch Mexican Taqueria Receives Residents’ Association Support for New Restaurant at 1-3 Lewis Street [Video]
(3) Cobblestone Cafe (Carla Gomes) received approval for take out that will allow the opening of the new Cobblestone Cafe at 227-237 Hanover Street, formerly Hot Tomatoes. The Neighborhood Council supported this request and the Residents’ Association submitted a no objection letter.
- Cobblestone Cafe, 227-237 Hanover St. (former Hot Tomatoes) Receives Unanimous Support from Neighborhood Council
(4) Zoning relief was granted to property owner Chris Young for a second floor addition at 78-80 Salem Street. The existing 1-story building at the corner of Stillman Street was previously Michael’s Salon. The plan with the 2nd floor addition is to expand Pulcinella Bar E Ristorante adding 32 more seats. The Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) supported this request while the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) opposed it.