Although “Nick’s Famous Deli” filed a license application for a 2:00 am closing (with 4:00 am takeout window), sources indicate that owner Nick Varano will revise his application for an 11:00 pm closing hour (12:00 am on weekends). The plan may still include a takeout/delivery window closing at 2:00 am.
Boston’s Licensing Board will hear the common victualler (food/non-alcoholic beverage) application on Wednesday, January 27th at 10:00 am at City Hall (Room 809A). The application was rescinded last summer after a negative reaction from abutters and neighborhood groups. The deli has been operating under a temporary license.
Should the C.V. license proposal include the earlier hours, the neighborhood groups will likely not get involved because they usually only comment on alcohol licenses.
66 Cross Street is one of the spaces formerly occupied by Martignetti’s. Varano also owns Strega and Nico restaurants on Hanover Street. A new Strega has also been announced for Fan Pier at the Seaport.
Below is a copy of the current (unrevised) application filed with the City’s Licensing Board.