The owner of the McDonald's at 718 American Legion Highway goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Weds., Oct. 6, seeking permission to stay open 24 hours a day. The burger outlet is currently open 7 a.m. to midnight.
Much of the mile radius around that location is a large cemetery. Are there enough living customers in that neighborhood to support it?
Seems like it would do better in Cleary Square, Rozzie Square, or perhaps Forest Hills.
American Legion Highway, while not a "highway" in the modern sense, is certainly a major thoroughfare that would attract 2 a.m. muncheros from a fairly wide swath of Boston's southern tier, such as Roslindale, Mattapan and Hyde Park - most of whose residents could probably be there within 10 minutes (at 2 a.m., I think it would take us about 2 minutes to get there).
There actually is a neighborhood down that way, off Mt. Hope Street, but I suspect this is not something that will thrill them. And I bet if the licensing board does let them stay open all night, it won't be too long before the Wendy's at the other end of the strip mall asks for permission to do the same thing.
Seems that anyplace too close to living customers is told they can't stay open all night because the neighbors don't want the noise/traffic/etc. Maybe surrounded by a cemetery is the perfect location!
Every new 24 food place is a victory against communism.
Does the licensing board hate freedom?
I always wonder at the people who are doing their shopping at like 3 in the morning
Because everyone works 9-5?
If your shop closes at midnight, are you not allowed to eat out? What if your nursing shift ends at 4am?