Phil Frattoroli has very particular reasons for wanting to open his new gastropub Cunard Tavern in the Jeffries Point neighborhood of East Boston. And after getting an impressive 80% of the vote at last night's neighborhood association meeting, it appears Jeffries Point wants it to be there just as much.
A Facebook post on the Cunard Tavern page announced the good news, thanking the neighborhood for its early and enthusiastic support.
As Frattoroli told Eater in an earlier interview:
"That area of Boston was sort of like Ellis Island, and there were lots of shipping wharfs. The particular wharf that this restaurant will be on was called Cunard Wharf, named after Cunard Lines, and there used to be this dive bar out there called Cunard Tavern. We're getting our name and inspiration from that part of the city, its history, and also taking from the industrial feel of it. I'm very excited about it, and we'll have the opportunity to do some pretty cool things, especially environmentally, because we're doing it from scratch and can build it that way. We've got such a great staff here and there are a lot of people that I want to give more responsibility to."