Acquiring and transferring liquor licenses in the City of Boston is like a game of Tetris — with strategic shifting, restaurant owners can land themselves a key to business success.
The Boston licensing board approved the transfer of a liquor license from the Lower Mills Tavern to Scofflaw, a small cocktail bar and restaurant proposed for the new Ink Block residence building, allowing the Lower Mills owners to pursue another license from the city.
Scofflaw will reportedly have a dining area, a bar, and a seasonal patio. Jarek Mountain, the beverage manager of Abby Lane on Tremont Street, is the proposed manager, according to Boston Restaurant Talk, and Scofflaw will have a 2 a.m. closing time.
The new bar at 300 Harrison Ave. would largely serve residents of the building and the surrounding area, reports Universal Hub. Dennis Quilty, the lawyer overseeing the matter who has a vast history in liquor license law, reportedly made the case for Scofflaw, saying that that area of Boston has "hundreds, if not thousands of new residents" that will seek places to eat and drink.