Dorchester Avenue to get new American restaurant


Developer and restaurant owner Joey Arcari says he hopes to open a 40-seat restaurant with "full service American cuisine" in the new residential building he's building at 1121 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester.

If approved by the Boston Licensing Board at a meeting on Thursday, Arcari would buy the liquor license from the operators of Tavitas in South Station - a rare example of a liquor license moving from Boston Proper to one of the outer neighborhoods. He plans to call his new restaurant the Dorchester.

Arcari's attorney, Ryan Spitz, told the licensing board today Arcari is looking at hours of 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends - with the restaurant's windows closed at 11 p.m. An outdoor patio would be open until 11 p.m.

Arcari said he has yet to decide if he will formally work with third-party delivery services, but says he has an easement next to his proposed The Dorchester that would let drivers pull in behind the restaurant to pick food up. His attorney, Ryan Spitz, said Arcari's previous restaurants have not attracted much delivery business.


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