Boston’s Licensing Board heard two applications this week, including C.V. licenses (food/non-alcoholic beverages) for Nick’s Famous Deli on 66 Cross Street and Segway Tours (Boston Gliders) on 75 Commercial Street.
Nick’s Famous Deli (66 Cross Street, the former Martignetti’s Liquors site) – Although the initial application indicated closing hours up to 2:00 am (with 4:00 am takeout), owner Nicola Varano agreed to close at 11:00 pm Monday – Thursday and 12:00 am on Friday/Saturday. The takeout window will also close with the store at the same hours. The deli has been operating under a temporary license.
The proposed hours are consistent with past precedent, so this application will not go before the neighborhood groups which usually do not consider non-alcoholic license applications.
Boston Gliders/Segway Tours (75 Commercial Street) – The use of Segways in the neighborhood has become a controversial topic which raises the profile of this application. Allan Danley has applied for a C.V. License to serve coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages in the first floor commercial space adjacent to the existing Segway Tours office in the Mercantile Building. The new space will be used for viewing/marketing tour photos and serving beverage refreshments for Segway clients. Hours of operation are up to 8:00 PM six days, Sundays 6:00 PM.
Before making its decision, the Licensing Board told the Segway store applicant to go before the neighborhood groups (NEWRA/NEWNC), both of which will hear the application at their upcoming February meetings.