North End restaurants protest start of outdoor dining season with banners, planned rally

May 01, 2024 638

BY: Katelyn Umholtz

North End restaurateurs protested the city’s outdoor dining rules, this time with multiple banners that hung across Hanover Street and a planned rally Wednesday the same week other neighborhoods in Boston would begin to be allowed to set up street dining for the season. 

One banner seen Monday read “If you want a reservation for outdoor dining in the North End, call City Hall at 311!” There was also another banner that said “No more outdoor dining bans!” according to MassLive. Jorge Mendoza, owner of Monica’s, said there were four banners in the North End criticizing the city’s decision to restrict the neighborhood from outdoor dining. 

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SOURCE: https://www.boston.com

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