NEWRA April 2012 Agenda: Trattoria Pulcinella, Thinking Cup and Greenway Management

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association

April Meeting Agenda
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

Reports 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

  • President’s Report
  • Clean Streets Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Parks and Open Space Committee
  • Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee
  • Zoning and Licensing Applications

Zoning and Licensing Applications

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
78-80 Salem Street, Giovanni Oliva has applied to the Licensing Board seeking transfer of the C.V. 7-day Malt and Wine License from Cibo Con Amore (Marissa Iocco) to operate a new restaurant called Trattoria Pulcinella in the one-story building formerly “Michael’s Salon,” at the corner of Salem and Stillman streets. The restaurant will have 42 seats (capacity of 49) and will have licensed hours of operation of 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM weekdays and 11:00 AM to midnight Friday and Saturday.

7:30 PM – 7:50 PM
236 Hanover Street, Matteo Gallo, seeks zoning approval to change the allowed use of the first floor from retail store (the now closed “Filthy Rich”) to a 50-seat coffee shop that will also serve pastry and sandwiches. Baking and food preparation in the basement. The owners of the proposed “Thinking Cup,” Hugh Geiger and Andre Sadowski, operate a similar coffee shop at 165 Tremont Street, across from Boston Common. The owners state that their long-term business plan does not include live entertainment and does not include alcohol service, so no alcohol license will be sought. Proposed hours of operation are 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Monday through Wednesday and 7:00 AM to 1:00AM Thursday through Sunday.

Management of the Greenway Parks 7:50 PM – 8:50 PM
Representative Aaron Michlewitz will discuss legislation he has proposed to continue the Greenway Conservancy’s management of the Greenway parks and provide annual state funding to the Conservancy. Diane Valle, former chair of the Greenway Gardens, which were installed along portions of the Greenway by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 2008, will present an alternative approach. Time will be provided for questions and comments from residents.