By John Lynds
Owners of the popular cafe on Maverick Street that has been featuring live music, and serving up good food, funky drinks and craft beers since 2014 is looking to expand their hours.
At Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, Melissa Tyler, who co-owns Maverick Marketplace Cafe with her husband, John Tyler and their restaurant partner Danny Cordon, said the management team is looking to expand the hours from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tyler explained that this would give the restaurant a little breathing room when it comes to live music on the weekends.
“It’s a very mellow atmosphere with live acoustic music, good food and good drinks,” said Tyler. “As it is right now we need to start closing at around 10 p.m. in order to begin cleaning up and getting customers out. If we are able to expand to 1 a.m. we can start the live music a little later in the evening and not have to rush everyone out the door.”
This was Maverick Marketplace Cafe’s first meeting with the JPNA and the neighborhood association will vote on the proposal at the next monthly meeting in September.
Tyler said last call would be at 12:45 p.m. and the doors will close at 1 a.m. Tyler said there have been no violations,no complaints from police or issues since the owners attained a full liquor license two years ago.
Addressing some JPNA members’ concerns, Tyler said all live music will be inside and drinks are only served on the outside patio and beer garden with food.
Music would end at midnight, Tyler said.
Maverick Marketplace Cafe, was recently named as one of ‘Boston’s Best’ in Boston Magazine’s June issue.
“Our favorite spot in this charming arcade-style mini mall is the Marketplace Café, where you can grab coffee and pastries to go—and return later for craft-beer tastings, brunch on the patio, and live music,” wrote Boston Magazine.
After winning the prestigious 2014 Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) award for their historic rehab of 154 Maverick St., the Tylers were also nominated that same year for the ‘Fan Favorite’ award from the BPA.
The Tylers’ Maverick Marketplace was one of 10 BPA that year.
Before the Tylers purchased 154 Maverick St., the building was one that remained idle for decades. That all changed when the Tylers had a vision of transforming the former Welfare building on Maverick Street into small business incubator and small cafe/pub.
The Tylers worked for years permitting, constructing and restoring the historic brick building at 154 Maverick St. into a marketplace for small business, professional offices, residences and cafe.