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City’s Zoning & Licensing Boards Approve Bricco Expansion on Hanover St. and Paulie’s on Salem St.

Bricco Restaurant, owned by Frank DePasquale, received approval from the City of Boston for the proposed expansion at 239-241 Hanover Street. The Zoning Board of Appeal approved the zoning variance on Tuesday, December 8 and the Licensing Board approved the alcohol license change on Wednesday. Bricco’s alcohol license has a 2:00 am closing, 7 days per week. The expansion adds 47 seats increasing the capacity to 167 seats in total. The added space comes from a recently purchased abutting building formerly occupied by the Nobile Insurance Agency. At last month’s neighborhood meetings, the Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) unanimously voted to support the expansion while the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted to oppose.

The Licensing Board also voted to approve a C.V. license for Paulie’s at 65 Salem St. in the former location of Go Bananas. The shop will be mostly take-out and have 18 tables. The application was made by owner Paul Barker who is the nephew of Joe Pace. According to attorney Daniel Toscano, the owner does not currently intend to apply for a retail liquor license. Both neighborhood groups supported this application.

Via Universal Hub.