A bar in Roxbury that closed a while back could reopen this fall with a renewed focus on food, rather than beverages, Universal Hub reported. Norvia’s Place at 2805 Washington St. is making some internal changes, adding seats, and working to retain its liquor license.
The owner, Norvia Pena, appeared before Boston’s licensing board to explain the situation with the restaurant, and her lawyer shared details of renovations to the kitchen that were necessary to get the place to a point where it could reopen. It will reportedly reopen in September with 45 seats instead of the 15 it had before.
The licensing board will decide whether to allow Pena to retain the liquor license, Boston Restaurant Talk reported. In its previous incarnation, Norvia's Place was a bar with pool tables, live music, and events such as "write and wine," a series of literature and poetry discussions with guest authors.