Developers building a 30-unit apartment building at Dorchester and Dresser streets in South Boston got approval last week to put a restaurant called Republic on the ground level.
During a licensing board hearing last Wednesday, July 29, residents spoke for and against the plan to put in a 240-seat eatery with an atrium lounge and a sidewalk patio, according to Universal Hub.
By the time the proposal was given the OK, the board had developers David Winick and David Matteo cut the number of seats by more than 100, to 130; eliminate the sidewalk patio; and also agree to close accordion windows by 8 p.m. to limit noise.
Republic got a full liquor license from the shuttered Owl Station Japanese Bistro, formerly located on W. Broadway, Boston Restaurant Talk reported. The restaurant proposal includes a ~1,922-square foot, open-air atrium with three fire pits and its own bar; that feature made it through the licensing process.