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Neighborhood Council Unanimously Supports Modern Pastry Shop Expansion; No Show by 7-Eleven on Signage

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met on Monday, December 9th for their monthly meeting. The above video recorded the proceedings and the results are summarized below. (Video times are in parenthesis.)

(01:00) Greenway Committee Report

(03:50) Gubernatorial Candidate Evan Falcuk

(15:40) At 263 Hanover Street, Modern Pastry Shop owners 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 separately operate in both the new location (263 Hanover St.) and in the original Pastry Shop (261 Hanover St.).

  • NEWNC voted 8-0 in favor of both the zoning relief and license transfer. The council’s advisory support will be considered at the January 22, 2014 hearing at the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals.

(26:00) Also on the meeting agenda was 7-Eleven at 340 Hanover Street. The convenience store is seeking Boston Redevelopment Authority approval for the signage of the new store due to 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.

  • 7-Eleven representatives did not appear at the council meeting. As such, the item was tabled.

The next NEWNC meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2013, 7pm at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. See NEWNCBoston.org for more information about the Neighborhood Council.

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2 Replies to “Neighborhood Council Unanimously Supports Modern Pastry Shop Expansion; No Show by 7-Eleven on Signage

  1. HOORAY FOR MODERN, YOU ARE STILL THE BEST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND YOU
    DIDN’T HAVE TO STEP ON ANYONE’S TOES OR HEART TO GET THERE.

  2. Does this mean 7-11 can’t open for another month because there’s no agreement on signage?

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