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Dolce Cafe Liquor License Transfer Supported by North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council

Dolce Cafe, owned by DePasquale Ventures, made its case for a liquor license transfer at a virtual North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting on Monday, June 8th. Attorney Ryan Gazda of Mcdermott Quilty & Miller LLP represented the proponent. Located at 272 Hanover St, the gelateria formerly held a Beer, Wine and Cordials license during Read More…

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Outdoor Dining on Existing Patios and Retail Stores Among Phase II Reopenings

Outdoor dining on existing patios, retail stores, childcare facilities and hotels are some of the businesses allowed to reopen as Phase II of Massachusett’s reopening plan begins June 8th. City officials emailed restaurant owners that temporary extended sidewalks/street tables are still under consideration, but have not provided additional guidance. The move is sure to be Read More…

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Councilor Edwards: Liquor License Reform Could Help Small Restaurants Recover From Pandemic

City officials met with restaurant and bar owners to discuss the idea of a liquor license purchase/leasing program that would offer immediate financial relief to struggling businesses during a virtual hearing on Wednesday afternoon. The proposal, filed by Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1), would allow the City of Boston to buy (and leaseback) liquor licenses Read More…

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Frustrated North End Restaurant Owners Rally for Support [Video]

North End restauranteurs listened closely to details of Gov. Baker’s four-phase reopening plan and were frustrated to learn that it would be at least until mid-June before indoor dining would be allowed. Even then, only partial occupancy, perhaps 25-50%, would be permitted with the likely addition of strict new guidelines, including social distancing of 6-feet Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: North Street Grille Provides Breakfast to MGH Healthcare Workers

North Street Grille in Boston’s North End delivered breakfast to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiac and Thoracic OR Team on Friday morning. North Street Grille recently reopened for takeout and delivery, Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Order directly at Photos courtesy of Robin and Dan from North Street Grille. “Neighborhood Photo” is Read More…

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Casarecce and Pellino’s Open for Takeout and Delivery

We are pleased to announce that Casarecce Restaurant at 285 Hanover Street will be open for takeout from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily starting May 13, 2020.  Call 617-248-3839 for takeout.Use, and for delivery.  We are also offering family sized platters.  Please visit our websites at and for more information. Thank you.

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North Street Grille Opens for Takeout and Delivery

We are so excited to say WELCOME BACK! We appreciate all the support of friends, customers and vendors that have reached out over this time. As we reopen under uncertain times, this will be a completely new way of us doing business, we ask for your patience as we get used to new operations and Read More…

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Summer 2020 North End Italian Feasts & Processions Canceled for COVID-19 Concerns

With no large public gatherings in the City of Boston being permitted this summer, city officials have consulted with the North End feast societies to cancel scheduled 2020 feasts and processions through Labor Day. St. Anthony’s Society, Madonna Del Soccorso Society (Fisherman’s Feast) and St. Agrippina Society, have issued cancellations today regarding their feasts scheduled Read More…

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North End Restaurants Open for Pick-Up and Delivery

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to evolve, local restaurants are doing what they can to adapt until the shutdown is lifted. Gov. Baker recently extended the closure of non-essential businesses through May 18, 2020. This reference guide has been updated to show the current status as of May 6, 2020. New entries include Read More…

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Ray Bourque Brings Meals to Hanover St. Firehouse

Hockey star Ray Bourque delivers pizzas, pasta, and meatballs from his restaurant, Tresca, to the firefighters at the Hanover Street firehouse in Boston’s North End. Tresca also recently donated food to healthcare workers at Mass General, one of several North End restaurants to donate food to frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Photo submitted by Peter Weber.

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City Council Discusses Relief for Restaurants: Liquor Licenses, Reducing Delivery Commission Fees

Restaurants and bars are among those businesses most severely impacted by the government’s COVID-19 shutdown restrictions. Due to physical distancing directives and stay-at-home advisories, restaurants have been forced to transition to pick-up and delivery services only, putting many in jeopardy of never being able to open again. As these businesses are integral to Boston’s neighborhoods Read More…