Bistro Owner Aims to Open New Navy Yard Eatery
John Moore aims to open new restaurant as early as December.
Charlestown residents will soon have another Navy Yard restaurant to visit if the owner of Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar has his way.
John Moore visited the Charlestown Neighborhood Council last week to explain his plans for Positano, which he said could open at 250 First Avenue as soon as December.
“I’d love to start construction in August sometime,” Moore said.
A folder Moore distributed to the council described Positano as a “modern Coastal Italian restaurant where guests will enjoy homemade pastas, brick oven pizzas, fresh seafood and high quality meats amongst beautiful harbor and city views.”
He told the council that the restaurant would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and could include a carryout and delivery services.
In addition, Moore said that he wants to employ a shuttle service for Charlestown residents. The six-person passenger van should ease the parking burden on the Navy Yard, he said, while also providing safe transport for Charlestown residents who might want to imbibe while visiting.
“I think this will be great for Charlestown,” Moore said, “especially in the snow.”
Moore said the restaurant would likely seat 120 people inside, with another 40 seats available on an outside patio. When it comes to hiring, he said, Moore would employ a preference for hiring workers who live in Charlestown.
The eatery would have a 1 a.m. liquor license, Moore said, but he wouldn’t plan to use it on a regular basis.
He would plan to close the bar “as soon as the last diner is done,” he said.
“We don’t want to keep the bar open for the sake of being open,” Moore added.