NORTH END / WATERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Monday, December 9, 2013 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.
1. Call to order & Roll Call – NEWNC President
2. Meeting Protocol – NEWNC Vice President
3. Report from the Office of Neighborhood Services – Nicole Leo
4. Report from the offices of local elected officials
5. Committee reports:
a. Resident Parking/Traffic Committee – Ryan Kenny
b. Public Safety Committee – David Marx
c. Greenway Committee – John Pregmon
6. 263 Hanover Street, Modern Pastry Shop, John Picariello and Sara McGee are seeking zoning relief to open a bakery and café with take-out service in the former location of Piccola Venezia. They have also applied for a transfer of Piccola Venezia’s Malt and Wine with Cordials license for use in the new café. Modern Pastry will operate in both the new location (263 Hanover St.) and in the original Pastry Shop (261 Hanover St.).
7. 340 Hanover Street, 7-Eleven is seeking Boston Redevelopment Authority approval for the signage at the new store that will open in the former White Hen Pantry space at the corner of Hanover and North Bennet streets. Operating hours will be 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 7 days, and the store does not plan to seek a retail alcohol sales license.
All are welcome to attend NEWNC meetings.
7 Replies to “Monday Night! Neighborhood Council to Hear Modern Pastry Expansion and 7-Eleven Signage”
What does the proposed sign for the 7-11 look like? Maybe they’ll tone it down a bit?
Judging by the already ‘primed’ windows (horrid colored stripes), the signage had better be approved by the powers that be, before Hanover Street looks like a circus.
whoa, wait. I love living here but ‘before Hanover Street looks like a circus’? Please, this street looks like Reno, NV already.
Wow, this really amazes me. Everyone is concerned with signage, when the Neighborhood has
trash all over our streets, dog crap everywhere, more liquor licenses coming into this small portion of
the city, more roof decks, beer bottles, beer cans & pizza boxes all over the place, insane weekend
parties, people smoking outside of buildings at all different hours of the nite going into early morning
and keeping up their neighbors. I only wish that SIGNAGE was our only problem.
There’s nothing wrong with a roof deck if it’s used responsibly.
I wish Modern Pastry the Best of Luck, they are great people, they did not step on anyone’s TOES or
HEARTS to get where they are today. Modern has the Best Pastry in the No. End, and I can’t wait
for them to open those doors at the former Piccolo Restaurant.
Francesco, you are so right when you say there is nothing wrong with roof decks if they are used
responsibly, but if you did a survey, I will bet my life that you would get more complaints
than compliments on this issue. A drunken woman fell off the roof, not a roof deck & sued the
poor landlord & received $750,000 and the woman walks better than the Prince St. Landlord.
I don’t know if Hanover St. had a roof deck when someone was jumping from roof to roof.
The cops were urinated on, beer cans thrown at them, & cigarette butts, from both ends of Hanover
St. I don’t know if they were roof decks or just illegal use of the roofs.
Also, ask anyone who lives next to people with roof decks if they get a good night sleep when
their next door neighbor has a roof deck, just talking alone, not screaming, can ruin someone’s
night sleep. The neighborhood is out of control and it doesn’t seem like anyone representing us is
doing anything about it. What a shame.
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