St. Vincent’s Neighborhood Association Meeting will be held on May 7th at 6:30pm. As part of the meeting’s agenda, Foodie’s will be discussing their application for a beer and wine license with the City of Boston. The meeting will take place at the Laboure Center – 275 West Broadway.
The family-owned and operated grocery store is applying for beer and wine license “to stay competitive” – American Provisions, Bell’s Market and Whole Foods all have licenses. The Foodie’s on West Broadway is one of three grocery store’s owned by the Leon family.
See statement below from Victor Leon, owner of Foodie’s Market:
“We’re a small, Boston area family-owned, independent grocery store on West Broadway, and for the convenience of our loyal customers, we are applying for a beer and wine license. We are respectfully asking our customers and neighbors to join us at the meeting to express support. Your presence at the meeting and signature on our petition in favor of Foodie’s having beer & wine are very important and we need our supporters to be heard.
This is not a full liquor license, just beer & wine to complement your food choices. It’s important for us to stay competitive since many other stores in the area such as American Provisions, Bell’s Market (and more) already have beer and wine licenses and Whole Foods has a full liquor license.
It’s all about convenience today in our busy lives. Please help us become a more convenient place for you to shop and level the grocery market competition by attending this meeting to support us! Bring friends!”
Needless to say the application for the beer/wine license is not without controversy. There is a sign in front of Al’s Liquors – located across the street that reads “Say No to Foodies.”
But others are showing their support:
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