Thinking Cup Gets BHCA Non-opposition Support for Space

March 16, 2012
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Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the permits and relief necessary for the Thinking Cup Coffee Shop to open at 14-16 Derne St., although the committee didn’t support the establishment’s outdoor-seating plan.

Thinking Cup, which operates another location at 165 Tremont St., has proposed changing the street-level premises on Derne Street from a deli and coffee shop to a coffee shop with take-out serving freshly baked pastries, salads and sandwiches. Proposed hours of operation would be 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

The applicant’s proposal to add 20 outdoor seats long Temple Street was met with resistance from several abutters, who expressed concern about trash and asked to see a comprehensive seating plan. The applicant has agreed to enter into a “good neighbor” agreement with the Civic Association, and is scheduled to appear before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals on March 15.

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