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POLL: Are You Excited About Olives?

Let us know. Add your own flavor in the comments.

Cheft Todd English told the Boston Licensing Board this week that .

While , this time he has already secured some of the permits required to start serving customers and could be ready to file for the remaining permits on the coming days.

Our question: do you care? Reader response to our most recent article on the dormant Charlestown restaurant suggested that more than a couple people would rather see somethign else in that space.

Matt M. Casey February 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The comments were deleted because they made unsupported accusations of criminal activity toward a local business. If you have evidence of criminal activity, we suggest you take it to the police.
GuinnessGuy February 21, 2012 at 07:34 PM
I think it's great for the residents of Charlestown to have Olives reopen. I didn't go there much in the past, but when I did, the food was excellent. I think the existing local restaurants are decent, but it's going to be nice to have another option soon. I still have hope that someday Charlestown will be able to offer more restaurants, so that we don't have to always go into Boston when we want something different...
Jennifer Smith February 23, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Living up the street from Olives for many years, I know for a fact that it was closed a number of times by the Board of Health. I am sure that you can call and confirm this with them. They would have the notice in the window and it would not be open for business. I also do not think that they respect the neighbors. They valet park in residential areas which in my opinion should not be allowed. Why should they profit off of public parking? I hope that if Olives re-opens they make some positive changes and give back to the neighborhood instead of taking away.
KathyP May 02, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I heard that some of the Board of Health complaints may have been a grudge. Gladly welcome Olives back and a few more would be great also. There is always the Nines and plenty more, along with Suburbia, for quiet and cheap. Jobs created is not a bad thing either. See you there!
Florence Lopez May 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
It may be of note to some of the long-time neighbors of Olives who are concerned that past annoyances and violations may continue... Most of the management and most of the staff are different people than the ones who were with Olives when it closed. No one can afford to sit around and wait for two years for a restaurant to reopen, though some were able to transfer to Todd's other local restaurants. The new management and staff members will hopefully make better neighbors, and . And the best way to make that happen is to approach them (reasonably) with concerns (and to support them in their new positions in your neighborhood) and see how they respond. Give them a chance!

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