Crudo Receives NEWNC Support for All-Alcohol License

By Matt Conti

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-2 in support of an all-alcohol license upgrade for Crudo North End LLC.

Crudo is a sushi and Japanese fusion restaurant located at 78 Salem Street that opened in the Summer 2015.

Representing Crudo manager Nicholas Leo, Attorney Daniel Toscano presented to NEWNC subsequent to a recent deferral by the Boston Licensing Board. The licensing authority recently granted three North End restaurants all-alcohol upgrades as part of ten new unrestricted licenses that became available this year.

With no all-alcohol licenses currently available, Crudo will re-apply in the future and is looking to have NEWNC’s support. Should an all-alcohol license be awarded, the restaurant would turn in its existing beer, wine and cordials license back to the city.

No other changes are planned as part of the license upgrade. Crudo currently occupies two floors with approximately 86 seats. Closing hours are 11:00 p.m. (Sun-Wed) and to 12:30 a.m. (Thu-Sat).

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