From the May 22 South End Landmarks Commission, City Hall:
•1767-1769 Washington St. (Alexandra Hotel)
Applicant: JBVentures, CBT Architects
Proposed Work: Partial demolition of the existing structure, restoration of the street facing façades, and the construction of a 13 story tower at the rear and adjacent to the existing structure
From the May 22 License Commission Meeting, City Hall:
•DINING INNOVATION MASSACHUSETTS INC. D/B/A: TSURU TON TAN, 512 COMMONWEALTH AVE., Back Bay. Holder of a Common Victualler 7 Day Wines and Malt w/ Liqueurs License has petitioned to amend the description of the licensed business – From: In one (1) room on ground level with café/bar and 14 seats, with seasonal (April – November) patio on private property with 24 seats (568 S.F. patio); in four (4) rooms on lower level with dining areas, kitchen, office and storage; in two (2) rooms on upper level with dining areas and bathrooms. 4,680 total S.F. To: In four (4) rooms on lower level consisting of dining area with seating for 68, counter area with seating for 10, kitchen, office and storage. In two (2) rooms on upper level consisting of dining area with seating for 52, bar area with seating for 24 and restrooms. Seasonal (April- November) patio on private property with seating for 22 (485 SF). 4,230 total indoor SF. 2 a.m. Closing Hour.
•NEW FRANCE BACK BAY, LLC D/B/A: L’ESPALIER AND SEL DE LA TERRE , 776-778 BOYLSTON ST, Back Bay. Holder of a Common Victualler 7 Day All Alcoholic Beverages License has petitioned to transfer the license and location from the above – To: 003, Inc. at 312 Stuart Street, Bay Village. Restaurant on first floor (+/- 2,500 SF), consisting if dining area with seating for 54, bar area with seating for 20, lounge area with seating for 12 and storage in basement level (+/- 1,000 SF). Entrances/Exits on Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue. Richard E. Glaz, Manager. 2 a.m. Closing Hour.
From the May 23 Public Improvement Commission hearing, 10 a.m., City Hall (Room 714):
•200 Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue; Boston Proper – Grant of Location – On a petition by Cambridge Network Solutions.
From the Non-hearing Common Victualler meeting, 10 a.m., City Hall:
•Amelia’s Taqueria IV, inc. d/b/a Amelia’s Taqueria, 1076 Boylston Street, Fenway. Amir Shiranian as manager of record. In one room on the first floor, kitchen in rear, basement storage & office. Annual outdoor patio on private property for 28 patrons. Indoor capacity is 40. Hours of operation: 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. Outdoor patio Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
From the License Board One-Day events hearing, City Hall (Room 809), 10 a.m.:
•Eataly Boston, LLC d/b/a Eataly 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, have applied for a one day amendment to extend premise on private property to hold four (4) Italian Food and Beverage Festival “Block Parties” on summer Thursdays June 20, July 18 and August 15 and September 12, in order to activate its Boylston Street patio with Eataly chefs and local producers. The extension of space will be a total; of approximately 2,225 square feet with 2 seating areas for approximately 80 patrons. The patio will include additional food stations and alcohol service stations with space being designated by stations. The hours of the event will be 5-10 p.m.
•Eataly Boston, LLC d/b/a Eataly 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, have applied for a one day amendment to extend premise on private property to hold a Gelato Festival on Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2 in order to activate its Boylston Street patio with Eataly chefs and local producers. The extension of space will be a total; of approximately 2,225 square feet with including sponsor booths, a mobile kitchen, a gelato school and booths set up for gelato chef competitors. The patio will include additional food service stations and alcohol service stations with space being designated by stations. The event also proposes to utilize street space on Boylston Street to locate a refrigerated van, freezer unit and storage space. The hours of the event will be 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
From the Licensed Premise Violations hearing, City Hall (Room 809A), 10 a.m.:
•Rrg, LLC, doing business as: Banyan Bar & Refuge, 553 Tremont St., South End. Date: 03/29/2019. Notice/Violation: Person under 21 in possession of alcohol inside premise (Daiquiri).
•Cazarossi, LLC, doing business as: Frenchie, 560 Tremont St., South End. Date: 03/29/2019. Notice/Violation: Blocked rear fire exit.
•Cusiniers, Inc., doing business as: Masa Restaurant, 439 Tremont St., South End. Date: 03/29/2019. Expired valet permit (6/30/18).
From the May 28 Boston Landmarks Commission, City Hall (9th Floor), 4:30 p.m.:
•Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St.
Applicant: Adam Wylie, Mayhew PMC
Proposed work: Restoration of Boylston Street stairs; installation landscape plantings, footpath, and curbstone
Applicant: David Friedman, Old Town Team Realty Trust
Proposed work: Removal of six rows of bleacher seats to accommodate new deck; relocation of signage.
•1662 Commonwealth Ave.
Proposed work: At front façade, clean and repoint masonry, and repaint steel lintels to match existing color
•1705-1711 Commonwealth Ave.
Proposed work: At front façade, repoint masonry and repaint window trim to match existing color.
•First Baptist Church of Boston, 110 Commonwealth Ave.
Applicant: Ward Hamilton
Proposed work: Replacement of slate roofing.
•Boston Common: Applicant: Elizabeth Vizza, Friends of the Garden
Proposed work: Temporary installation of public toilet facilities and information kiosk on MacArthur Mall.
•38-40 Saint Botolph St.: Applicant: John LaSpina, Knollmeyer Building Corp.
Proposed work: Installation of cable covering on side elevation.
•Boston Common: Applicant: David Snodgrass, Earl of Sandwich Boston
Proposed work: Installation of plantings and a pizza oven.
City Council Budget Hearings, ongoing, City Hall/Council Chambers:
•May 23, EMS Services, 10:30 a.m.
•June 4, Public Testimony, 2 p.m.