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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.

Kasey Hariman April 13, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Any chance you've got a link to that article, Abby? Or was there only a paper copy? I'd love to see it, too. It's always cool to see Charlestown get some positive press worldwide. Thanks!
Stephanie April 14, 2012 at 09:45 PM
John, This is fantastic news! You have tapped into what Charlestown really needs. Can't wait. Stephanie
CTownRN April 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Amrheins in Southie offers shuttle service as well and we used it a few times when I lived there! Love this idea- It's a great option to avoid parking problems, snow, drinking/driving.
Christina April 17, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I hope John's interest in the Navy Yard motivates other people in the restaurant business (except maybe Marie who seems too negative!) to take advantage of the location and the large volume of residents HUNGRY for more restaurant options! I'll definitely use the shuttle to get home in the winter!
Nancy Mahoney October 07, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I cannot wait for this to happen John! I live in.the building, look forward to yet another success from you.

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