Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Backyard Betty's on West Broadway.
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That is awful.
The place was struggling before COVID 19 came along. It never seemed to catch on.
I don't think it was the COVID.
that when things get "back to normal" that liquor licences will be easy to come by with all these places closing and we might get some actual bars/ sit down restaurants in the outer neighborhoods, but I know better.
Who's buying up these licences? Hotel chains? Office buildings in the seaport under construction? You know SOMEONE is getting them....
You can't just buy a liquor license without the approval of the licensing board, and they're just not having lots of hearings on this (I think the last one, a couple weeks ago, wasn't even really a sale, it was more a North End restaurant owner transferring a license from one of his restaurants to another restaurant he also owns).
This restaurant was hurting long before Coranavirus. Businesses are quick to blame their mismanagement, terrible overpriced food and their idiotic patrons on the virus.
Sad to see anyone close. Truth be told, this place was one of the rudest places I have ever set foot in. Hoping whoever goes in next cares a little more about hospitality.
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