BYOB a go in Boston restaurants

Boston restaurants may now allow patrons to bring their own bottles of beer and wine, as the City Council voted this week to lift a citywide ban on BYOB, the Boston Globe reports. 

The BYOB policy, which should be implemented by the end of 2016, will likely come with several stipulations, such as limiting the bring-your-own option to restaurants in outlying neighborhoods with fewer than 30 seats.

Still, proponents say the policy could be a shot in the arm to local business districts and give newer restaurants a better chance at success.

“For greater good, it will definitely help small business take away some of the burden,” Chef Christopher Lin told the Boston Globe. “There are already so many barriers. This might allow for some more creative businesses to come out of the woodwork.”

Read the full story via the Boston Globe. 


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