Event Notices

Pellino’s Files for Restaurant at Former Pinkberry, 3 Snelling Pl. Addition, The Juicery Moving to Salem St. [Dec 28th ZLC Meeting Agenda]

The Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, December 28th, 7:00 p.m. at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square. There are 3 requests on the agenda: 3 Snelling Place – Fourth floor addition, roof decks, confirming occupancy as 3-family building. 283-285 Hanover Read More…

Community

Globe Recounts Culture Clash Surrounding North End’s Pinkberry Saga

Special! Special! Read all about it! Check out today’s front page story in the Boston Globe by Meghan Irons regarding the recent closing of Pinkberry on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. Pinkberry never stood a chance in Boston’s Little Italy. As resistance mounted, its windows were smashed shortly before its opening, workers and residents Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Shop Closes on Hanover Street

After 3 years on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End, Pinkberry has closed its doors. The frozen yogurt shop never seemed to gain traction on a street where gelato, cannoli and cappuccino reign supreme. As a franchise chain capitalizing on the popularity of “fro-yo,” Pinkberry’s debut and its signage were met with mixed reactions at the location Read More…

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Pinkberry Celebrates North End Grand Opening With Complimentary Frozen Yogurt

On the eve of its Grand Opening, the newest Boston Pinkberry opened its doors on Thursday night to the North End community with complimentary offerings of its tart frozen yogurt. An enthusiastic group of attendees came over to 285 Hanover Street to try out the product as new associates and franchise owners, NE Frog Pond Read More…

Community Event Notices Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Council Supports Zoning Requests; Residential Conversion at Former Tecce’s; “Oasis” Project at Columbus Park [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council met for its monthly meeting on July 8, 2013. The meeting video is embedded here along with the following timeline of issues and votes below. 00:00 Call to order, Roll Call, Meeting Protocol 01:30  Resident Parking/Traffic Committee – Update on visitor parking signage to allow for resident parking Read More…

Business Food & Drink Police & Fire

Windows Smashed at Soon-To-Be Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Shop on Hanover Street

The front windows at 283-285 Hanover Street were smashed leaving glass strewn over the sidewalk. The location is the former longtime site of a shoe store, Naha’s and before that Varese’s. Scheduled to open within weeks at the address is a Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt franchise. Resident Bob Skole walked by on Saturday morning and shared Read More…

Community Food & Drink Real Estate

City Zoning Board Approves North End Pinkberry, Tenoch Mexican, Cobblestone Cafe & 2nd Floor for Pulcinella

The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) approved four North End / Waterfront requests at its April 9, 2013 hearing that will allow significant businesses to move forward in the neighborhood. (1) A Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt franchise at 283-285 Hanover Street received approval from the Zoning Board for a 700 square feet store that was Read More…

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North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council Votes in Favor of New Pinkberry Franchise on Hanover St. [Video]

Video: April 1, 2013 NEWNC Meeting – Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt franchise request at 283-285 Hanover St. The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-3 to support a Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt franchise location at 283-285 Hanover Street. The proposed North End location with 700 square feet was formerly Varese Shoes and most recently Nahas Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Poll: How Do You Feel About Major Chains and Franchises Opening Up in the North End?

There are already some major chains and franchises in the North End, such as 7-Eleven, Starbucks and CVS. Now, frozen yogurt franchise, Pinkberry, at 283-285 Hanover St. is currently going through the neighborhood process having already won one group’s support. We’ve heard both sides. Is the community welcoming good businesses that the public wants or Read More…