Dine 617 - Ayanna Pressley

Dine 617




DINE617 – Dine to Invest in Neighborhood Economies – Tour will include four stops across the City at new restaurants that received licenses in the first year


At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, on Saturday, October 17th, will be hosting a tour across the city, stopping at four new establishments that received licenses as a result of the home rule petition she successfully advanced through the State Legislature. In celebrating the one year anniversary of it's passage, Pressley intends to highlight to the importance of neighborhood restaurants, the availability of liquor licenses for aspiring restauranteurs in these neighborhoods, and to encourage residents to support local by spending cash at these Main Street anchors.

Pressley began working to reform the Commonwealth’s antiquated liquor license laws in 2012. After a year of working with Main Street organizations, neighborhood groups, and aspiring restaurateurs, Pressley filed a home rule petition (the municipal mechanism to change state law) to return control of the licensing board to the city and remove the arbitrary cap on licenses allocated for Boston. In 2013, the Boston City Council passed Pressley’s home rule petition 12-1 and it was the last piece of legislation that the late Mayor Menino signed before leaving office. In July 2014, the State Legislature passed a version of Pressley’s home rule petition, returning control of the Boston Licensing Board to the city and granting an additional 75 licenses over three years.  Of the 75 licenses, 60 (80%) are restricted to neighborhoods that have been historically marginalized. 


WHO:            Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley

                        Rincon Caribeno Restaurant

                        Dot 2 Dot Café

                        Dudley Café

                        Maverick Marketplace

                        Hyde Park Main Streets

                        St. Marks Area Main Street

                        Dudley Square Main Streets

                        East Boston Main Streets                                      


WHAT:          DINE617 (Dine to Invest in Neighborhood Economies), a tour across the city to

                        four new restaurants


WHEN:          Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM




11:30 AM – 12:30 PM           Rincon Caribeno Restaurant, 18 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM               Dot 2 Dot Café, 1739 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM               Dudley Café, 15 Warren St, Roxbury


4:30 PM – 6:00 PM               Maverick Marketplace, 154 Maverick St, East Boston




  • October 17, 2015 at 11:30am – 6pm
  • Boston
  • Eric Whiye

Will you come?