Long shuttered by a fire, Todd English's restaurant Olives in Charlestown could be opening again as soon as Janurary, 2012. The licensing board was prepared to take away the restaurant's liquor license until a Boston Police Lt. saw proof of construction. Universal Hub reports that the lieutenant "saw a truck drop off what appeared to be deep fryers" on Friday. The Hub also reports that an engineer working on the restaurant says that the final hurdle could be cleared by January. Ironically, it's an inspection of the restaurant's fire prevention system.
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