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Artu Restaurant on Little Prince St. Requests Update of Entertainment License

Artu Restaurant owner Nancy Frattaroli presented an application to update and correct an existing non-live entertainment license to reflect the hours of operation (2:00 a.m. closing) and capacity (99 persons) at this week’s meeting of the Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Artu is located at 4, 6 & 8 Prince Street.

Artu’s Nancy Frattaroli presents to the ZLC Committee.
Artu’s Nancy Frattaroli presents to the ZLC Committee.

The existing license in place since 2001 covers only 19 seats before the restaurant expanded to 99 persons over the years. As a result, the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing has ordered that the restaurant turn off all TV’s and sound at midnight until an amendment is granted.

There will be no change in the current entertainment which includes one TV and background music.

ZLC Committee co-chair David Kubiak said he has heard support from abutters in the immediate area, but has also heard complaints regarding noise on the street at closing time.

NEWRA will likely take up the application for vote at its May 12th meeting and the Neighborhood Council will also hear it on May 9th.

View the NE/W Community Calendar for meeting details.