A request for a retail liquor license for an “upscale” liquor store proposed for Dorchester Avenue in the Savin Hill area was rejected by the Boston Licensing Board.
On Wednesday business owner Mateo Van was before the board seeking a license for his proposed store, Savin Hill Wine and Spirits.
At Wednesday’s hearing, Van, along with his attorney Jon Aieta, told the board that the store, proposed for 1047-1051 Dorchester Ave., the former site of Phu Cuong Market, would cater to the young professionals moving into the neighborhood and those seeking specialty wines and beers.
Although Van’s proposal had the support of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in addition to support from the office of District City Councilor Frank Baker and the office of at-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy, it was met by some opposition from a handful of residents.
Those opposed to the store said at Wednesday's hearing that the area already has too many liquor stores.
To read more about Wednesday’s hearing, click here.