Olives would be ready to open, chef Todd English told the Boston Licensing Board Tuesday, but the building it resides in still needed work.
English told the board the restaurant itself met the fire department’s standards, but the City Square building where it makes its home did not, according to Universal Hub.
Now, English said, his crew has repaired sprinkler systems and other details and the business could apply for the remaining two permits it needs to open in the next few days.
The board will vote Thursday on whether or not Olives should be allowed to keep its liquor license, Universal Hub reports.
English told the board that the restaurant, which has been closed since a May 2010 fire gutted it, could open in January. January has come and gone, as has half of February, but Olive’s remains closed.
Charlestown Patch called and emailed the company that runs Olive’s at the beginning of the month to get a status update, but received no response.
Meanwhile, Charlestown Patch readers have reported that workers have been active inside the restaurant and work trucks have been parked outside—in one case, obstructing the path of the 92 bus.