One McDonald's open until 2 a.m. more than enough for Allston, civic association says
The Allston Civic Association will oppose plans by the owner of the Brighton Mills McDonald's to extend his hours until 2 a.m., the Crimson reports.
The association voted 7-6 to oppose the later hours. Members cited the precedent that letting the burger joint stay open would have and said only transients from away would be likely to eat there that late. Owner Bob King says he needs the extra hours to make up for the anticipated loss of revenue during the relocation of the nearby Charlesview Apartments.
King also owns the McDonald's on Harvard Avenue. Last year, the civic association fought King when he proposed a 2 a.m. closing there, citing similar concerns. However, the Boston Licensing Board - the ultimate arbiter on closing hours - voted to extend the hours, in part because the Kelly's across the street already had a 2 a.m. closing time.