During the same Civic Association meeting that brought unanimous support for the new Lower Mills Tavern, Sweet Life Bakery and Cafe owner Kristin Ahearn was approved for a full liquor license and also to add dinner service at the cafe. The City of Dorchester still needs to OK the changes.
The Dorchester Reporter says Ahearn plans no physical alterations to her Dorchester Avenue eatery. The lunch counter will double as the drinks-making station — "but it’s no bar. This isn’t a place where you come in to order martinis," she said during the Civic Association meeting last week. Although, alcohol will be available during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dot News notes that if approved by the city, Sweet Life's liquor license would be non-transferable out of Dorchester should the establishment be bought out.
For now, Ahearn plans to start dinner service slowly, likely from Thursday - Saturday or Sunday evenings. It will close by 11 p.m. every night.