“Nick’s Famous Deli,” owned by Nick Varano, has re-applied for a common victualler license for 66 Cross Street for food and non-alcoholic beverage service. This application was rescinded last summer after a negative reaction from abutters and neighborhood groups. The deli has been operating under a temporary license.
The license application is for a 2:00 am in-store service closing on weekends (11:00 pm weekdays) and a takeout window closing at 4:00 am.
This site 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.
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 January 27, 2010 at 10:00 am at City Hall.