Neighbors & patrons of the South Street Diner located in Boston’s Leather District, close to South Station, attended a Boston Licensing Board hearing yesterday fighting to keep the diner’s round-the-clock operating hours alive.
Apparently, some residents living nearby in the Boston Leather District condos complained of excessive noise and requested that the board limit South Street Diner to a 1:00am closing time.
Counsel for the Diner claims that out of the $1 million South Street Diner owner Sol Sidell grossed last year, $900,000 came from meals served between 1:00am – 4:00am.
Several local residents of the Leather District came to the meeting to speak on South Street Diner’s behalf in addition to representatives from the mayor’s office and at-large City Councilor Stephen Murphy…all in support of continued 24-hour operation.
The proponents to the early closing of South Street Diner never showed to the meeting.
Good news is that the South Street Diner will continue to operate as one of Boston’s very few 24/7 restaurants. Cheers to more 3:00am omelettes!
View video of the meeting from Universal Hub’s post on the subject:
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