The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 8-0 to support the addition of “liqueurs” to Sapori Di Napoli’s existing beer & wine license at 115A Salem Street. Vincenzo & Giovanni Grimaldi presented to the council after receiving the new license a few months ago from City Hall (supported by NEWNC and NEWRA last December).
Typically, the City’s Licensing Board allows the addition of liqueurs after an initial seasoning period of roughly six months for new beer & wine licenses. This is to ensure the license is being used in the manner it was intended and to give the neighborhood an opportunity to comment on any problems or concerns.
There are currently 32 seats (the license provides for up to 40 seats) and the cafe has been closing at 11:00 pm although the license allows a midnight closing hour.
When asked about an advertisement to sell a North End cafe, the owners denied the ad was for their other Salem Street cafe, Napoli Pastries. The Grimaldi’s said they intend to continue operating both businesses. No other concerns were raised by the council members or the public in attendance.