Archive for ‘Local Business’

July 9, 2013

Maybe someone can ask the mayoral candidates how they would handle this stuff

The BAIA has a full agenda for tomorrow night, with two candidates for mayor, Charlotte Golar Richie and Mike Ross making their pitch, as well city council at-large hopeful Doug Wohn, along with an array of zoning and licensing issues. Among them: building a single-family home at 53 Gerrish Street; Domino’s request to allow deliveries until 3AM at their location on Washington Street near Lake Street; and an update on the development proposal for the former Circle Cinema site in Cleveland Circle. More detail here, stop by 326 Washington Street at 7PM tomorrow, meetings are open to everyone.

April 30, 2013

New construction, new candidates

Rob Consalvo, candidate for mayor, and Michelle Wu, candidate for at-large city council, will be speaking at the BAIA meeting this Thursday, May 2. Also on the agenda is a proposal for building two 3-family townhouses at 165 Everett Street and a request by Dunkin’ Donuts the closing hours at their 1955 Beacon Street, Cleveland Circle location. The meeting will be at 326 Washington Street, starting at 7PM.

March 4, 2013

Another bank, another language

Mt. Washington Bank, a division of the mighty East Boston Savings Bank, has opened a branch in the CVS plaza on Brighton Avenue. Services are offered in several languages, including Albanian. Now that is niche marketing.

February 14, 2013

Cattle call: Stockyard re-opens tonight

The Stockyard Restaurant, a local landmark for over forty years, opens tonight under its new owners. It’s great to see the place back in business.

January 4, 2013

100 bottles of beer on the wall

Boston has been named the drunkest city in America, according to The Daily Beast. Think about that the next time someone says we need to extend closing hours to 3AM. Meanwhile, the BPD stopped by the Joshua Tree Saturday night, which they continue to monitor after a fist-fight among patrons this summer. The watering hole was named one of Boston’s douchiest bars back in the fall.

October 25, 2012

Drink deeper and later, in Allston but nowhere else

Union Square’s Deep Ellum today received permission to extend its operating hours, allowing it to serve food and alcohol until 2AM from the current 1AM. They will also be be allowed to keep their outdoor patio open until 11PM during warm weather.

With this decision and the one allowing the Avenue Bar and Grill to join the 2AM bar brigade, the Licensing Board has established that it will approve the latest close possible for any bar in the Harvard Avenue area of Allston, as long as it can claim that it is run responsibly.

Why just Allston? There are plenty of bars in Brighton that are run well and have to turn off the taps at 1AM.

Why was the South Boston Dominos Pizza denied when it asked to sell and deliver pies until 3AM, but the one in Allston approved?

South Allston doesn’t vote in local elections. North Allston, Brighton and South Boston do.

September 5, 2012

New liquor store, Mexican restaurant seek support

The Brighton Allston Improvement Association’s September meeting is crammed with stuff, including a major presentation for the redevelopment of the old Cleveland Circle movie theater, a new liquor store at 1550 Commonwealth Avenue, and a Mexican restaurant up the road at 1620. More information here, the meeting will be held this Thursday night at 7 PM at the Elks in Brighton Center.

May 29, 2012

Used records vs. gourmet wines: which is more hip?

The Oak Square space now home to a used record and book store will have a new groove as a fine wine and gourmet shop come September, if all goes according to plan. Currently the space is occupied by Diskovery, whose owner announced earlier this month she will be closing. Too bad she isn’t staying and the new upscale shop moving into another space in the square.

On the hipness scale, does Oak Square move up a notch or is it a demerit? Maybe these crusaders for coolness can let us know.

May 11, 2012

Blame Steve Jobs

Diskovery, which has been purveying used records and books for thirty years, is closing its doors. Digital media has pushed out paper and vinyl, knocking out retailers big and small.

March 29, 2012

Keep starving drunks off the road

Adam at Universal Hub has a report on the Allston Domino’s bid to deliver pizzas until 3 in the morning.

February 16, 2012

When it takes more than a genius

If your peace of mind centers on your iPhone, you may want to call this guy if something goes wrong with it. (The Globe article may be behind a paywall, sorry.) Curt Ingram operates his repair shop on Washington Street in Brighton Center, above where Minihane’s Flowers used to be.

January 27, 2012

Naked Pizza Leaving

Naked Pizza, a Brighton Center landmark for all of twelve months, will be closing next week. What will this guy do?


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