License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

Linda Guinasso

The Revere License Commission met late last month and trimmed the hours slightly for Antonia’s on the Beach after a lengthy discussion.

The Antonia’s matter had been continued from the June meeting with some neighbors and owners sparring over the volume of live music performances.

A group of neighbors contended the music was disruptive and too loud, despite some changes agreed upon at the June meeting.

Owners said that group of neighbors was simply impossible to please, and would be happy with nothing but full closure.

The Commission debated the issue for about an hour before agreeing to the following stipulation, which allowed the Cintolo Family to officially transfer the license to the Angulo Family.

* Entertainment was approved until 12:30 a.m., but most performances are to end by 10:30 p.m. and any performance going past 10:30 p.m. would require a police detail to be present.

•  The number of performers is limited to four total people, a reduction from five.

The vote was unanimous.

“We issue licenses to good neighbors and this neighborhood does deserve peace and quiet,” said Commissioner Linda Guinasso. “Yes it is your responsibility to stand by your license and keep the noise level to where it should be.”

In other matters before the board:

• Azukar Bar and Grill at 388 Broadway (old Dublin Bar) was approved for a name change to Volare, under manager Cecilia Maya.

Owners indicated they have their financing from East Boston Savings Bank and are proceeding to gut the establishment, open up the layout, put in large front windows and make it a family-style Italian restaurant with a small bar. Work has already been steady on the project. It was unanimously approved.

• La Puerta Del Sol at 72 Squire Rd. was approved to change its name to Squire Road Buffet.

• Notice was sent to the Commission that the new owners of the Squire Lounge were approved in July by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The new owner of record is now MFRP Corporation.

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