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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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Residents’ Association Supports Frank DePasquale’s “Al Fresco” Proposal at Former “Ida’s” Site

Restauranteur Frank DePasquale has purchased the 26-seat restaurant formerly known as “Ida’s” and the buildings at 2 Mechanic Street and 11 Board Alley to create Bricco “Al Fresco” restaurant and outdoor patio. An application has been filed with the Boston Licensing Board to transfer the beer and wine license, add cordials and introduce a 48-seat Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Supports Bricco Al Fresco (Formerly Ida’s) License Transfer and Patio, Artu’s Entertainment Extension and Two Zoning Requests [Video]

Meeting Summary (video times noted) (00:00) Committee Reports a. (00:00) Resident Parking/Traffic Committee – Ryan Kenny Visitor parking signs on most North End streets have been changed to allow for resident stickers (except Hanover, Salem, Prince and Commercial Streets) b. (01:10) Public Safety Committee – David Marx gave a report from last North End Public Read More…

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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…

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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…

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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…