The City that Always Sleeps considers a late-night alternative to pizza in Allston
UPDATE: Board grants Deep Ellum's request.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Deep Ellum, 477 Cambridge St., extends the hours of both its dining room and patio to 2 a.m.
Several nearby residents attended a board hearing this morning to support the plan, saying people who work late in the area deserve a place to go and relax that doesn't involve either pizza or bros with beers ogling sporting events on TVs. Deep Ellum has TVs, but they only show old movies - westerns and stuff like Woody Allen.
"There aren't any places that serve food this good that late," Matt Maloof told the board. Deep Ellum's attorney, Karen Simao, gave the board a petition signed by 1,500 people - the vast majority Allston and Brighton residents, she said - in support of the idea.
Simao said that, unlike certain other nearby establishments she could name, Deep Ellum would continue serving food until just before it shut its doors.
The proposal to extend the inside hours from 1 a.m. and seasonal patio hours from 11 p.m. drew opposition from City Councilor Mark Ciommo and the Allston Civic Association, both of which have long fought battles to keep Allston sleepy.