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Uphams Corner Could Get a Cape Verdean-American Restaurant

The location has a tumultuous history in the neighborhood

33 Hancock St.
33 Hancock St.
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A new restaurant proposed for a section of Dorchester could feature Cape Verdean cuisine. Kriola Bar and Restaurant seeks approval to open at 33 Hancock St., the former Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille space in Uphams Corner, according to the Dorchester Reporter.

Ka-Carlos was the site of a double murder back in 2009, and now a new team of restaurateurs wants to turn the space into a family-oriented sit-down restaurant. Joao Timas, Gabriel Livramento, Carla Teixeira, Carlos De Pina, and Adalberto De Pina are the management team behind the restaurant, and they attended a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday to pitch the idea, Dot News reported.

Plans for Kriola include 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. hours for Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The team also wants to serve wine and beer as well as host wine tasting nights and food tastings. Any alcohol served after 8 p.m. would have to be served with food.

The team reportedly emphasized that this would be a secure, neighborhood-oriented restaurant. They will be attending more meetings to answer questions and get feedback on plans for the space.

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