The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted to support two proposals from The Living Room, a restaurant, bar and lounge at 101-107 Atlantic Avenue in the Mercantile Building, on the corner of Richmond and Commercial Streets.
In a vote of 5-3, the Neighborhood Council supported The Living Room’s request for an extension of its closing hour on its all-alcohol beverages license from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 am, on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and for private events. This application was opposed by the Residents’ Association last week. These advisory votes of the neighborhood groups now go to the Boston Licensing Board which makes the official determination.
In a vote of 7-1, the Neighborhood Council also supported The Living Room’s application to add a Disc Jockey (DJ) to its entertainment license on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and for private events. This request was also supported last week by the Residents’ Association. These advisory votes now go to the the Mayor’s Office of Licensing and Consumer Affairs which regulates entertainment licenses.
The videos below show the presentation, discussion and vote of The Living Room applications from the NEWNC meeting, held on Monday, March 15, 2011 at the Nazzaro Center. (The video is split into 3 clips, press play on the video to start each one.)
In other business at this meeting, there was a presentation from North Bennet Street School (video coming in another post). Goody Glovers was also on the agenda for live entertainment, but did not show up at the meeting.
Editor’s Note: As you can see, I am trying something new by using video instead of the usual written meeting summary. With the exception of a few seconds between video clips, the entire presentation, discussion and vote is shown. Permission to video the meeting was granted by the council before the meeting. I can usually post video faster than the written pieces and it likely provides a more accurate disposition than the isolated quotes in a summary. However, there are some limitations from viewing angles and sound (I am working on better audio.) If you like the videos, I will do more recordings of public meetings in the future. Please feel free to comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.