The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-2 in support of a new Peet’s Coffee location at 50 Salem Street, the Cross Street corner location formerly occupied by Goody Glover’s. The company presented its application for a new C.V. license to serve food and beverages (no alcohol) at the November 9th meeting, represented by Attorney Dennis Quilty.
Hour of operation are expected to be 5:30am to 10:00pm during the week and 5:30am to 10:30pm on weekends. Goody Glovers had a 2:00am alcohol license that was sold and transferred outside the neighborhood when the building property changed hands.
In addition to coffee and tea, pastries and the like, will be served at the location. There will be no cooking on premises, other than heating. Restrooms are located in the basement with storage. The first floor will be for coffee/food service with additional seating on the 2nd floor. No zoning relief is required given the similar footprint of the prior operation.
Of the seven voting NEWNC members in attendance, five voted in favor of the new Peet’s Coffee. Voting in favor were Jessica Dello Russo, Carmine Guarino, Sean Hennessey, Gennaro Riccio and Anne Devlin Tagliaferro. Voting against the application were Marie Simboli and Jorge Mendoza. President Philip Frattaroli does not vote unless there is a tie. Members Ryan Kenny, John Pregmon and Ralph Verocchi were not present at the meeting. A December 2nd hearing at the Boston Licensing Board in City Hall is expected.
Please view the video above for the full presentation and discussion.