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Temporary Outdoor Dining Extended to December 1

The City of Boston has extended the Temporary Outdoor Dining Program on public sidewalks and parking lanes until December 1, 2020. Mayor Walsh has announced the program will be extended past its original closure date of October 31 to better support restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. This extension applies to outdoor dining Read More…

Business Featured Meetings

Licensing Board Provides Outdoor Dining Updates to Neighborhood Council

Kathleen Joyce, Chairwoman of the Licensing Board, provided updates on COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants’ outdoor dining areas to the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) during their July 2020 meeting. “I just wanted to reassure everyone on the call tonight, the North End is doing a good job,” started off Chairwoman Joyce. Following multiple complaints Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Residents’ Association Narrowly Opposes Outdoor Seating at Billy Tse Restaurant

Video: March 14, 2013 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association considering the request of Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial St. for outdoor sidewalk seating. In a very close vote of 18-19, NEWRA is opposing outdoor sidewalk seating at Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial Street. In order to use the public sidewalk, the Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Billy Tse Restaurant Receives Unanimous Support from Neighborhood Council for Outdoor Sidewalk Seating [Video]

Video: March 11, 2013 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) considering the request of Billy Tse Restaurant, 240 Commercial St. for outdoor sidewalk seating. Billy Tse Restaurant at 290 Commercial St. received the full support of the Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, in a vote of 8-0 favor of a plan for outdoor Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Billy Tse Restaurant Seeks Outdoor Sidewalk Seating at 240 Commercial Street

Billy Tse Restaurant presented a proposal to add outdoor seating on the public sidewalk area in front of 240 Commercial Street. Operating since 1996 at the location, Mr. Tse said he wants to put out 10 tables, each with 2 seats, for 20 seats total to offer food and drinks outside. He referenced the exterior patios Read More…

Food & Drink

NEWRA Supports Fairmont Battery Wharf’s License Request for Later Closing on Aragosta Restaurant’s Patio

Fairmont Battery Wharf, 377-395 Commercial St., presented to the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) its application to extend the closing hour on its 86-seat outdoor terrace (food and all-alcohol) from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week. The NEWRA meeting was held on June 9, 2011 at the Nazzaro Center. Presenting Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

NEWRA “Tables” Fairmont’s Outdoor Seating

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) “tabled” its discussion on Fairmont Battery Wharf proposals for outdoor alcohol service at two restaurants. Matthew Sterne, manager of the Fairmont Battery Wharf at 377 Commercial St, presented the hotel’s plans to amend its existing 2 am indoor license to add two distinct outdoor dining patios with a 10 Read More…