Boston may end ban on BYOB

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Boston diners may soon be allowed to bring their own beer and wine when dining out at restaurants, per a recent proposal to end the city’s ban on BYOB, The Boston Globe reports.

Proponents say the proposed policy, which would be limited to eateries in outlying areas with no more than 30 seats, would generate business for local restaurants, particularly new ones.

“BYOB permits have shown to be helpful to very small restaurants in certain areas of the Commonwealth when implemented effectively and carefully,” Stephen Clark of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association said at a public hearing Monday, adding that such a policy “should be limited to certain neighborhoods and restaurants of a certain size to encourage small-business growth.”

Read the full story via The Boston Globe.


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