Licensing Commission Welcomes New Use for Boulevard

March 25, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock

The Boulevard on at 320 Revere Beach Blvd. has had a reputation as a raucous bar known for problems and police intervention, but business owner Jackson Gateman, who owns Renzo’s further down the boulevard, said that will change.

The Revere Licensing Commission approved the transfer of an all alcohol restaurant license from previous owner David Lightbody to Gateman, who heads up Beach Hospitality, LLC.

The 1,500 sq. foot establishment can hold up to 75 people and seating will remain at 47. The hours of operation will be Sunday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. It is expected to be a family-style restaurant, but there is no word yet on when it will open.

“The concept is undetermined at this time,” said manager Bradley Kajewski, who also manages Renzo’s. “The concept look will be similar to Renzo’s.”

Licensing Commission chair John LaCroix said they are looking for businesses with restaurants. “We’re getting away from pouring bars,” he said.

“It will be a restaurant you’ll be proud of,” Gateman said. “It’s going to be a restaurant, not a bar room.”

The Licensing Commission has approved the transfer of an all alcohol package store license for Trinity Convenience, doing business as Land of Liquor, 1164 North Shore Road with Abigail Patel serving as president and manager. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said he was not opposed to the license but he asked if the owners of the business would consider a name change.

“It sends a negative message to the people who travel through,” Powers said.

Licensing Commission member Linda Guinasso agreed with Powers but said it would be up to the owner. Attorney James Dilday said his client has no problem with changing the name.

The commission also approved the transfer of a lodging house license at 72 Dehon St. to CAPIC Real Estate from RHouse1, LLC. The establishment has 13 rooms.

The following late license renewals for 2016 have also been approved:

Common Victualler License
Kelly’s Roast Beef, Inc., 410 Revere Beach Boulevard
Mary Dedrick d/b/a Heidi’s Place, 864 Winthrop Avenue
A.L. Prime Energy Consultant, Inc., 655 Revere Beach Parkway
Redberry Resto Brands International, Inc. d/b/a Pizza Hut #24343, 5A Everett Street

Gabe Saad d/b/a Tedeschi Food Shop, 140 Beach Street

Entertainment License
Redberry Resto Brands International, Inc. d/b/a Pizza Hut #24343, 5A Everett Street

Hotel License
Emerald Business Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Rodeway Inn, 309 American Legion Highway

Fortuneteller License
Rosie Cooper d/b/a Revere Psychic Studio, 209 Squire Road, Room 20

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