Licensing Commission approves routine items at monthly meeting

The Revere License Commission held its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 15 in City Council Chambers.

President Robert Selevitch and fellow Commissioners Linda Guinasso and Daniel Occena were present for the meeting.

The proceedings featured the usual array of routine items, none of which caused controversy and all of which the commissioners unanimously approved.

The items on the agenda, and the commission’s action on each, were as follows:

Object 1

Santa Fe Supermarket Corp.

760 Broadway

Linda M. Sandoval Diaz, Manager

Application to Transfer a Malt/Wine Package Store License: Application from Santa Fe Supermarket Corp., Linda M. Sandoval Diaz, Director, for transfer of a malt/wine package store license from Shayona Management, Inc. ., said license to be exercised at 760 Broadway.

This matter had continued since the previous meeting when the board determined that the plaintiff had failed to meet the requirements for TIPS certification in order to sell alcoholic beverages.

Ms Sandoval-Diaz appeared on her own behalf and told the commission that she had completed the TIPS training and produced the course completion certificate.

“I appreciate you taking the time to do that,” Guinasso said.

The commission approved the transfer of the license unanimously.

Item #2

American Legion Post #61

Veterans Memorial Park (formerly American Legion Lawn) 249 Broadway

William J. Chisholm, Events Manager

Application for (6) Malt/Wine, Common Refueling, and One-Day Entertainment Licenses: American Legion Post Application #61, William J. Chisholm, Event Manager, for six (6) malt/wine licenses. A Day for Malt/Wine, Common Victualler and Entertainment, to practice at Veterans Memorial Park from 5-8 p.m. on the following Sundays in 2022: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14. The events are to be Sunday night concerts with a beer and wine garden with hot dogs, burgers, sausages and fries.

Mr. Chisholm submitted the request for American Legion Post #61. He told the commission that the Legion held similar events last year and they were a success.

Guinasso said she had attended concerts in the past and “it’s a wonderful thing for the city”, although she stressed that the venue should use plastic or paper cups.

Selevitch also stressed that alcoholic beverages should not be allowed beyond the fenced area designated for the beer garden.

The commission unanimously approved the one-day licenses.

Item 1#3

Company Que Arepa

163 Squire Road

Alexandre Eastman Idarraga, President

Application for Transfer of Common Routing License: Application by Que Arepa Corporation, Alexander Eastman Idarraga, President, for transfer of a common sourcing license of A&I Hospitality, Inc., said license to be exercised at 163 Squire Road. Hours requested are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., with 30 seats.

A representative of Que Arepa Corp. presented the application to the commission with Mr. Idarrage. She explained that the new restaurant, which will replace the Kabob Hut (specializing in Pakistani specialties), will serve Colombian and South American cuisine.

The commission had no questions or comments and there were no opponents.

The committee approved the request unanimously.

Item #4

China Crystal, LLC

750 Washington Avenue Angela Wu, LLC Director

Application for Transfer of Common Routing License: Application by China Crystal, LLC, Angela Wu, LLC Manager, for transfer of a Common Routing License of Kwan Fe Cheung, said license to be exercised at 750 Washington Avenue . The times requested are open every day except Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 12 seats.

Atti. Russell Chin of Quincy nominated. He explained that the new owners will take over for the current China Garden restaurant.

The commission had no questions or comments and there were no opponents.

The committee approved the request unanimously.

Item #5

F&J Juice Bar Cafe, Inc.

76 Shirley Avenue

Francisco Carvajal, President

Joint Sourcing License Application: Application by F & J Juice Bar Café, Inc. for a joint sourcing license to operate at 76 Shirley Avenue for a juice bar and cafe. The hours of operation requested are Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A coffee representative introduced the application. She explained that the menu will consist of acai bowls, smoothies and other equally healthy foods.

The commission clarified the outdoor seating configuration, which will not include tables.

“I’m thrilled to have this type of business in the area,” Occena said.

“It’s a good thing to have,” Guinasso added. “My son-in-law happens to have a juice bar on Newbury St.”

The commission had no questions or comments and there were no opponents.

The committee approved the request unanimously.

Item #6

Application by Eddie Mac’s Lounge, Inc. d/b/a The Volcano Room, Juan Vera, Director, to amend an entertainment license. The current license is for: widescreen cable television cassette operated with movies, radio, amplifiers, jukebox, phono, karaoke, vocal/instrumental music, dance by customers. The amendment will add floor shows.

Marianne Wood presented the request to the commission.

In response to a question from Selevitch, Wood said the floor shows will consist of lip-synced drag shows, focused specifically on Sunday brunches. She said she was expecting 30 to 60 people at the brunches, which will be served by the Sand Bar restaurant.

Guinasso noted that there were no more “pouring permits” in the city and advised Wood to make sure food is available at the full-time volcano room.

The commission had no further questions or comments and there were no opponents.

The committee approved the request unanimously.

Item #7

Ocean 500 by Revere, LLC d/b/a Dryft

500 Ocean Avenue Michael Aldi, Manager

Seat Change Request: Request from Ocean 500 of Revere, LLC d/b/a Dryft, Michael Aldi, Manager, for a seat change to add 38 additional outdoor seats.

Atti. Chris Cridler of Boston law firm D’Ambrosio, LLP presented the nomination with an official present. Kreidler told the commission that outdoor seating will conform to the current premises boundary in accordance with fire department and board of health regulations.

After the stewards briefly asked questions to clarify the seating arrangement, they had no further questions or comments and there were no naysayers.

The committee approved the request unanimously.

Item #8

Kenneth G. La Fauci

d/b/a Brothers Auto Body 16 Naples Road

Kenneth G. LaFauci, Director

Class 2 Motor Vehicle Dealer License Application: Application by Kenneth G. LaFauci of/b/a Brothers Auto Body, for a Class 2 Motor Vehicle Dealer License, said license to be exercised at 16 Naples Road. The requested hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the requested number of cars to be sold is 2. This matter was again pursued for the fourth time until a next meeting.

Communication :

1. Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) Notification of Approval of Application for Change of Officers/Directors and Transfer of Shares of Blanchards Revere, Inc.

2. ABCC Notification of Approval of Application for Change of Manager and Change of Officers/Directors of Shuban, Inc. d/b/a Parkway Convenience.

3. Notification of four scheduled car meetings in the parking lot of White Label, LLC d/b/a Easy Pie, to be held on: June 16, July 14, August 18 and September 15. All events will be fully completed by 10 p.m.

The committee then voted to adjourn until its next meeting on Wednesday, July 20.

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