Gone but not forgotten

home-stead bakery, located at 1448 Dorchester Ave, once had a “neighborhood”* liquor license but during the pandemic decided not to renew it and pay the fee, as a way of saving money. Now with business picking up, owner Annie Le formally requested a new license from the city.

According to Universal Hub, Le went before the city’s Licensing Board on Wednesday and stated the new liquor license could help with evening events at the bakery. Events like paining nights, storytelling, and other art-related events.

The board will most likely vote on this license on Thursday.

*Neighborhood licenses differ from other Boston liquor licenses due to the fact they can’t be resold to the highest bidder. Back in 2016, the neighborhood liquor license incentive began with the hopes of helping small businesses. The neighborhood licenses go back to to the City of Boston if the restaurant goes out of business or does not renew.  These licenses go back to the “Main Streets” districts but not areas like Seaport, North End, Downtown.

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