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Neighborhood Council Supports Bricco Al Fresco (Formerly Ida’s) License Transfer and Patio, Artu’s Entertainment Extension and Two Zoning Requests [Video]

Meeting Summary (video times noted)

(00:00) Committee Reports

a. (00:00) Resident Parking/Traffic Committee – Ryan Kenny
Visitor parking signs on most North End streets have been changed to allow for resident stickers (except Hanover, Salem, Prince and Commercial Streets)
b. (01:10) Public Safety Committee – David Marx gave a report from last North End Public Safety Meeting
c. (03:30) Greenway Committee – John Pregmon (report read by Stephen Passacantilli)

(5:00) Julia Mayer, Community Relations of the John Eliot K-8 Innovation School, gave a brief update on test scores and the recent physical moves at the public school. The school is kicking off a Friends of the Eliot School program to enhance book selections in the classroom. A fundraiser at Vinoteca di Monica is scheduled on November 12th, 6:00 pm, to benefit the Eliot School. Contact for tickets.

(8:10) 422-424 Hanover Street, Margot Seligman has filed a zoning appeal to change the legal occupancy of the property from four (4) residential apartments and restaurant to five (5) residential apartments and expand the proposed first floor apartment’s living space into the basement.
NEWNC Vote: 9-0 in support (Toni Gilardi recused)

(13:45) 37 Charter, Thomas Falcucci has filed a zoning appeal to change the legal occupancy of the property from (9) units to (10) units.
NEWNC Vote: 10-0 in support

(17:20) 6 Prince Street, Artu Restaurant, Nancy Frattaroli, has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to extend the licensed hours for Non-Live Entertainment to 2:00 AM. No other license or business changes.
NEWNC Vote: 10-0 in support

(21:20) 2 Mechanic Street, Frank DePasquale has purchased the restaurant formerly “Ida’s” and applied for transfer of the Malt and Wine License, addition of Cordials, and expansion of service to a proposed 48-seat outdoor dining patio. Closing hour will remain at midnight, 7 days. Mr. DePasquale said he is considering “Bricco Al Fresco” as the name of the new establishment.
NEWNC Vote on the Malt and Wine License transfer: 10-0 in support
NEWNC Vote on the addition of Cordials to the license: 10-0 in support
NEWNC Vote on the proposed outdoor dining patio: 7-3 in support