Under the name of NVFD Corporation, d.b.a “Famous Deli”, Nick Varano has applied for a common victualler license for 66 Cross Street for food and non-alcoholic beverage service. This site is one of the spaces formerly occupied by Martignetti’s. Varano also owns Strega and Nico restaurants on Hanover Street.
The application to serve food is for 7 days, with the hours of 11am-11pm (Sun-Thurs) and 11am-2am (Fri/Sat). A take-out window is noted from 2am-4am in the license application.
A Licensing Board hearing has been set for August 12th at 10:00 am. Because there is no application to serve alcohol, the neighborhood groups generally don’t weigh in on C.V. licenses. However, the late hours and 4am closing takeout window might spur some review.
As part of the Cross Street outdoor plaza seating plan, the application will have to be amended to include patio seating. Per the BRA, the deli will share outdoor tables with the “Fresh Pasta” shop next door with seats for approximately 36 people.
And look, it’s already Famous!