Operators of the new 7-Eleven, 340 Hanover Street were asked to attend last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting to discuss their Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval for signage at the store formerly occupied by the White Hen Pantry but they were a no-show.
Some Council members were not pleased that 7-Eleven totally ignored the community elected group and expressed negative feelings that included that the business is not even open and they are not good neighbors.
Board member Anne Devlin Tagliaferro had contacted the BRA and asked that they refer 7-Eleven to NEWNC to talk about their proposed signage.
NEWNC voted 8-0 to approve a zoning relief occupancy change and 8-0 to support the transfer of a beer, wine and cordials license to the Picariello family that plans to open a Bakery/Restaurant with takeout in the former location of Piccola Venezia.
Both businesses abut each other but will not be accessible from property to property, 261 and 263 Hanover Street.
Signage will not be changed. The name of both businesses will be Modern Party Shop.
Evan Falchuk, a member of the newly formed United Independent Party and a candidate for Governor spoke at the meeting expressing his issues as a candidate for the state’s number one position.
The next NEWNC monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 13 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center.