JP developer Chris DeSisto points to a feature on a rendering of "Bartlett Square 2" at a JP Neighborhood Council committee meeting at the police station on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Neighborhood Board Deadlocks on Booze License for Havana Pete’s

A well-known Jamaica Plain builder who hopes to open a casual seafood restaurant next to Green Street T failed to get support from a bellwether neighborhood committee for the liquor license he'll need. Chris DeSisto of Maple Hurst Builders will have to decide whether to take his request to the city's Licensing Board without a green light from the Public Service Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council. The board stalemated 4-4 Tuesday during a packed community meeting at the JP Police Station. DeSisto aims to anchor a new multi-use building at the corner of Green and Amory with a restaurant. "Bartlett Square 2" would mirror many aspects of his existing Bartlett Square building across the street.


‘Havana Pete’s’ Could Bring Beer & Seafood Next to Green Street T

Neighborhood builder Chris DeSisto has proposed a new building right across Amory from Green Street Station that would have 15 apartments and a second-floor restaurant. DeSisto spoke to Jamaica Plain News Friday in advance of a Tuesday neighborhood meeting where he'll pitch the need for a liquor license. The restaurant would tentatively be called "Havana Pete's." An earlier name — "Redneck Pete's" — didn't get rave reviews, DeSisto said. The new mixed-use building at 450 Amory St.