Food & Drink Real Estate

NEWRA Sets Agenda For August 13th Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association is having its August monthly meeting this Thursday. Click here for a pdf version of the agenda which is also shown below. More information can be found at NEWRA.org. Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:00 PM Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street Reports  (7:00 PM – 7:15 PM) · President’s Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

DePasquale Opens “Splash” on Kneeland Street

North End restaurateur, Frank DePasquale, is expanding to Kneeland Street with his new venture, “Splash.” The owner of Bricco, Mare, Trattoria Il Panino and Umbria will focus “Splash” on a gourmet burger bar theme led by Executive Chef Gianni Caruso, also of Bricco and Umbria. DePasquale has been one of the most vocal opponents of Read More…

Community Real Estate Transportation

Globe: Public Food Market at Parcel 7 is Stalled

Boston Globe’s Casey Ross reports: “An effort to open a public food market along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is faltering, with Boston officials and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority expressing reservations about the only two proposals submitted so far. The market would go on the ground floor of an existing building on Blackstone and Hanover Read More…

Community Food & Drink Real Estate

BRA Reveals Cross Street Plaza Plan at Former Martignetti’s Site with 100+ Outdoor Patio Seats

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is bringing its long-awaited plan to the neighborhood for the plaza area on Cross Street in front of the former Martignetti Liquors site. In addition to outdoor tables for the new businesses, the sidewalk and service road will be reconfigured around the Freedom Trail. Peter Gori, Senior Manager for the BRA, Read More…

Real Estate

113 Salem St – Barber Shop/Deck Expansion Presented at NEWRA’s Informational ZLC Meeting

The attorney for Arthur Caras and contractor, Michael Dello Russo, presented to NEWRA’s ZLC committee on July 28th in advance of an expected vote at the full NEWRA meeting on August 13th and a Board of Appeals hearing on August 18th. The owner was not present, but has applied to the Board of Appeal to Read More…

Real Estate

Yacht Haven Auction Set For August 14

Boston Yacht Haven, the marina property on Commercial Wharf, is set to go to auction on August 14th. The last auction date in April was postponed because of an ongoing dispute between the owner, lenders and abutters. Through the subsequent bankruptcy filing , owner Yovette Mumford lost control to Northern Bank & Trust that owns Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

Nick’s Famous Deli Applies for Victualler License

Under the name of NVFD Corporation, d.b.a “Famous Deli”, Nick Varano has applied for a common victualler license for 66 Cross Street for food and non-alcoholic beverage service. This site is one of the spaces formerly occupied by Martignetti’s. Varano also owns Strega and Nico restaurants on Hanover Street. The application to serve food is Read More…

Community Real Estate

BRA to Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Plan, “Hold On, Fella!”

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) issued a 60-page “scoping determination” (click here to open pdf) that will significantly delay developer Chiofaro’s plans to redevelop the Harbor Garage near the Aquarium. This document comes a few days after the State’s environmental agency issued is strong opposition to the current proposal (see previous posts here). The BRA’s Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate

State Environmental Secretary Opposes Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Redevelopment

In a strongly worded decision letter, Secretary Ian Bowles of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, has ruled against Don Chiofaro’s tower proposal for the current site occupied by the Harbor Garage by the Aquarium. Click here to read the 20 page decision letter (pdf). The Boston Globe summarizes the State agency’s Read More…

Community Food & Drink Police & Fire Real Estate

Fireworks at NEWNC Meeting Over Barber Shop Zoning Variance

Everything was going smoothly last night at the Fairmont Battery Wharf during the July NEWNC (North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council) meeting, until the last agenda item regarding 113 Salem Street. Owner Arthur Caras, his attorney, and contractor Michael Dello Russo presented plans to expand the existing barber shop and nail salon in the rear of the Read More…

Community Real Estate

NEWNC Agenda for Monday, July 13th Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is having their monthly meeting on Monday, July 13th at 7:00pm. The location was incorrect in the Regional Review so please take note that the meeting is at the Fairmont Battery Wharf in the Constitution Ballroom (not the Nazzaro Center). The agenda is listed below. Click here for a Read More…