Neighborhood Council Votes to Support 283 Hanover St. Restaurant (Former Pinkberry); Also Traffic, Storm Recovery & Public Safety Updates

Attorney Daniel Toscano, representing Frank and Karen Pellino, speaking with the Neighborhood Council

The future of 283 Hanover Street was discussed at a brief Neighborhood Council meeting on Monday, January 8th, 2018. Attorney Daniel Toscano represented Frank and Karen Pellino, who wish to open a sit down restaurant at the Hanover Street location. The Council gave unanimous support to the Pellino’s new proposed restaurant.

Currently, Frank and Karen own Pellino’s Ristorante on Little Prince Street. They recently purchased 283 Hanover Street and wish to open a homemade pasta themed restaurant that will seat 30 people. The Pellinos are planning on applying for a beer and wine with cordials license for the restaurant as well.

The new yet-to-be-named eatery will be replacing the old Pinkberry on the first floor. The hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the weekdays, and then extended to 12 a.m. on the weekends. Frank Pellino said that there were no plans for a valet service in front of his new building.

The Pellino’s plan to keep the rest of the building as is with three 700 square feet apartments. The third and fourth floors will be continued to be leased to the people currently living there, but they will make use of the second floor apartment for other family members.

Attorney Toscano said that the sign on the front of the building will be simple and will definitely not be neon. With over 40 years in the restaurant business, and restaurants in the North End and in Marblehead, Attorney Toscano said of the Pellino family, “They have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant business.”

President’s Report – John Pregmon

On January 28th at 1 p.m. there will be bingo at the Nazzaro Center provided by North End Against Drugs. The organization is running 20 games with prizes. The entry fee is $25 dollars, but if N.E.A.D. receives payment prior to January 22nd, there is an early bird pricing available. For more information, contact John Pregmon.

The Neighborhood Council is looking for suggestions for Community Chats at the next council meetings. Topic ideas include: rats, trash, dog droppings,

Maria Lanza – Department of Neighborhood Services

Resident Parking/Traffic Committee – Danielle D’Ambrosio

Public Safety Committee – Tania Green

December Public Safety Concerns:

Greenway Committee – John Pregmon

The Neighborhood Council meets on the second Monday of every month and can be found on Facebook and on Twitter

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