Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A local resident is seeking a liquor license transfer so he can renovate and reopen the waterfront restaurant in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Tavern on the Water could reopen with a new name, a new owner and a new menu—as early as this summer but more likely not until the fall. The once popular waterfront restaurant located on Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard has remained closed since November, with rumors circulating ever since about the fate of the building. On Monday, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s Basic Services Committee met with a possible new tenant for the spot—Charles Larner, owner of Mija Cantina and Tequila Bar at Fanueil Hall—to discuss transferring Tavern on the Water’s liquor license from property owner Martin Oliner to Larner. Larner is a resident of Charlestown, having lived in the Navy Yard for about 10 years. At the meeting, Larner discussed his …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The council voted in favor of a request to serve all alcohol in the restaurant's downstairs hookah lounge.
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday confirmed the Basic Services Committee’s decision last week to support Tangierino Restaurant’s request for a full liquor license for their downstairs hookah lounge, Koullshi. About eight residents attended a Jan. 28 public hearing on the proposal, with most of them generally supporting the restaurant, Basic Services chairman Bill Galvin said. Owner Abdessamad Naamad is seeking to expand his existing license, which allows for beer, wine and cordial, to a full liquor license—one of the state’s new neighborhood licenses, which are non-transferrable from the site, Galvin said. One condition of the license would be that at least 51 percent of the hookah lounge’s sales must come from tobacco …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tim Wallace of Bostonography used a heat map to visualize the liquor licenses held in the Boston area, including Charlestown.
While some Charlestown residents recently suggested that the town did more than its part to make Boston the fifth drunkest city in America, a recent look at city liquor licenses suggests otherwise. That's one thing that jumps out from Tim Wallace's amazing maps of liquor licenses and distance to liquor in the Boston area. For a discussion of the methods and meanings of the maps, please visit Wallace's blog, Bostonography, which explains things much better than I can. These maps are only for restaurants and bars holding liquor licenses. They do not include packies, convenience stores and grocery stories that sell alcohol. For a quick guide to bars in Charlestown, visit our Places listings for Nightlife.