Universal Hub reports today that the proposed South End steakhouse, Boston Chops, is looking to purchase Columbus Cafe’s liquor license for $280,000. The Boston Licensing Board will vote tomorrow (Thursday, May 24th) whether to let Brian Piccini pay the owners, but I would be surprised if they ruled against this purchase since it is in the neighborhood’s interest to have Piccini open his “urban, modern steak house”. Nobody except for the ill-tempered tenant living above wants to see this space remain vacant.
Piccini has not indicated when Boston Chops might open. Piccini is the current owner of dBar in Dorchester and Deuxave in the Back Bay.
Boston Chops will open at 1375 Washington Street in the South End.