Goody Glover’s did not receive support for a 2:00 a.m. closing hour extension request, in a vote of 5-26, from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at its April 10, 2014 meeting.
The current closing hour is 1:00 a.m. and 11 year owner, Dan McMyler, said his customers have been asking for him to stay open later. He said that he also loses business to the Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market bars that have 2:00 a.m. closing hour licenses.
A new owner at 48-50 Salem Street (at the corner of Cross St.) recently purchased the building and Goody Glover’s lease ends in September 2014. The new property owner is apparently looking for a new tenant to lease the space at a higher rent.
NEWRA’s alcohol license policy advises an 11:00 p.m. closing hour on weekdays with 12:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Members spoke both in favor and opposition of the request.
After a brief discussion, NEWRA members voted to oppose the closing hour extension and will write a letter to the Licensing Board who will make the final determination.
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