North End restaurateurs use Wu's recent Italy trip in outdoor dining fight

May 21, 2024 180

BY: Alexi Cohan

North End restaurant owners aren't giving up their fight against Mayor Michelle Wu over the city’s outdoor dining restrictions. This time, they’re using her recent trip to Italy to highlight the issue. “While the mayor has been visiting cities in Italy, dining outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather, our coworkers here continue to lose income due to the policies being put forth by the city,” said Carla Agrippino Gomes, owner of Terramia and Antico Forno.

Wu recently visited the Italian city of Sulmona, which a press release from her office said is “a town with strong ties through immigration to Boston’s North End.” Restaurateurs were quick to make another comparison: outdoor dining is prevalent there.

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