Even if you don't live across the street from it, this license will set a precedent for what future bars and restaurants will be allowed to do, so it's important for the neighborhood to speak up. The Licensing Board wants to hear from residents and does listen (as we saw with Artistry and Barlow's).
If you have not, please consider writing a letter with your thoughts. It only takes a minute and can be a brief as you like (two sentences is fine). You can email Casey Hines at the Mayor's office and she said she would get them to the board: Casey.Hines@cityofboston.gov
A few concerns/suggestions I've heard from residents:
- 2 AM is too late for a residential neighborhood and will attract a "last call" crowd. For the first year, one option would be to make the license end at 11 PM (patrons out by 11:30) M-Th, and 12 (out by 12:30) on Friday and Saturday.
- Ensure that there is someone at the door to help patrons find taxis and to control noise.
- Prohibit how late private parties can go.