Dorchester cafe closing

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Dot 2 Dot Cafe on Dorchester Avenue is closing for good on Friday.

The cafe, which featured live music and other events, was the inspiration for a successful effort by City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to get Boston beer and wine licenses affordable to small, start-up restaurants in neighborhoods that were watching their liquor licenses get bought up by national chains for downtown and waterfront outposts.

In a Facebook post, owner Karen Henry-Garrett writes:

I am taking this opportunity to slow things down a little and to spend more time with my family. It has been 9+ years since I first opened and it has been an interesting journey, both rewarding and humbling.

There have been laughter and tears, frustration and so much joy. I have had the pleasure of watching toddlers come into my D2D world and grow over the years into youths who are a part of this community, and the excitement of watching relationships blossom into marriages and then into families.

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