Four Corners could get liquor store specializing in Caribbean and Cape Verdean beer and wine

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers a proposal for a package store that would specialize in beer and wine from "exotic" locales, in particular the Caribbean and Cape Verde.

Joel Nunez's proposed Nunez Liquors, 114 Washington St., near Columbia Road, would carry the sorts of beverages "not generally available in the area," his attorney, Asbel Nunez, told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing on Wednesday.

Nunez would open the store by buying the package-store license now held by Lombardi's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

The mayor's office said the store would help lead to "vibrant foot traffic" in an area that needs it, but asked the board to defer any decision until after Nunez holds more discussions with the office and with Four Corner Main Street.


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