Licensing Board OKs Domino's on Main Street
The license will allow Domino's to remain open until midnight three days per week.
It won’t be long, now, before you’ll be able to satisfy your late-night hunger by ordering a pizza through Dominos.com.
The Boston Licensing Board approved, Thursday, the common victualer’s license Domino’s Franchisee Rob Rivard applied for to open a location at 277 Main Street.
The board said its approval will allow the business to operate until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and midnight Thursday through Saturday.
Rivad, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, said during several public meetings that his other locations have long served Charlestown by phone, but more orders now come in online. Domino’s corporate headquarters, which controls Dominos.com, he said, won’t allow a location to deliver outside of its zip code.
The proposal drew vocal opposition form Charlestown residents, including nine who attended Wednesday’s licensing board hearing and the Charlestown Neighborhood Council, which voted in June to not support Domino’s.
Residents said they disliked the idea of a franchise store in the heart of Charlestown’s commercial district, and several said the town has enough pizza places already. Some also expressed concern about traffic the location might create.
At Wednesday’s meeting, consultant Bill Mohan said that the location in Charlestown would bring an approximately $200,000 investment in the building along with about 50 jobs.
And, of course, late-night pizza.