New businesses win OKs from Fields Corner Civic

The Fields Corner Civic Association on Tuesday voted unanimously to support three businesses that plan to open in the coming weeks, including a new Cape Verdean-Portuguese fusion restaurant on Adams Street that hopes to earn a beer and wine license from the city’s Licensing Board this month.

Andre and Isabel Gomes, who spoke to the civic group on Tuesday evening, say that Churrascaria Vulcao will serve up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The business is in a soft-opening phase and the husband-and-wife team hope that adding alcohol to the menu will attract more diners to their 46-seat, tablecloth-set dining room.

The association voted to support the beer and wine license with the caveat that no alcohol could be served before 11 a.m. The Gomeses plan to open at 5 a.m. for breakfast.

After a brief discussion, the civic group also voted to support zoning variances to allow two new food-related businesses to open on the ground level of the soon-to-open Lucky Strike development at Adams and Park streets.

Bambu, a specialty frozen drink chain, and Sweet Sip, serving drinks, coffees and desserts, will fill two of four spaces on the first floor of the new building, which sits on a lot once occupied by a popular bowling alley.

Hiep Chu, the principal of Lucky Strikes development, said that tenants will begin moving into the upper floors this month. The building includes 19 market-rate apartments units and four affordable units.

Next month’s civic meeting is set for Tues., Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kit Clark Senior Center, 1500 Dorchester Ave.