Neighborhood Roundup

Shah’s Halal Food Poised to Open in Cambridge Street Food Court

A restaurant specializing in Mediterranean chicken-and-rice dishes is poised to open in the “three-stall” food court at 106-120 Cambridge St., said Tom Clemens, co-chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee, at the Nov. 14 virtual meeting of the BHCA board of directors.

The food court located at the corner of Cambridge and Bowdoin streets was converted from a single restaurant “many years ago,” said Clemens, and it’s now “anchored” by a longstanding Dunkin’ (Donuts) location. It was previously home to a Subway sandwich shop as well.

Shah’s Halal Food, a New York City-based restaurant chain, which has a Boston location near Berklee College of Music in the Fenway, is the would-be operator of the new restaurant. It would offer largely takeout but also have limited seating at the food court, said Clemens.

The applicant, who is seeking a conditional use permit from the city, agreed to sign into a good-neighbor agreement with the BHCA, as well as to pick up litter around the restaurant site two or three times each day, at a Nov. 2 virtual meeting of the Zoning and Licensing Committee. The committee voted nine in favor, with none opposed and one abstention, to not oppose the application at that time.

The BHCA board voted unanimously Monday to ratify the committee’s decision.

Hill House Holiday Tree Sale and Photos With Santa

Hill House is holding its annual holiday tree sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 127 Mt. Vernon St.

Also, Hill House will be offering photos with Santa before the Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 127 Mt. Vernon St.

Holiday House Tour Returns on Sunday, Dec. 11

The Nichols House Museum’s Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour returns Sunday, Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 617–227–6993.

Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll Returns Thursday, Dec. 1

The Beacon Hill Business Association presents the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pictures with Santa take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hill House at 127 Mt. Vernon St., followed by the tree lighting at 7 p.m. at Charles and Mt. Vernon streets.

Entertainment will be provided by the Back Bay Ringers, the Beacon Hill Village Carolers, the Brass Band, and the John Everett Band.

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