Shuttered Fields Corner pho place allowed to re-open - but without beer and wine

The Boston Licensing Board today reinstated the food-serving license for Pho So 1, 223 Adams St. - and even let it stay open longer than before it was shut for letting patrons drink after its official closing time.

But patrons can forget about getting a beer or some wine with their meal; owner Hoang Anh Nguyen did not appeal the revocation of his alcohol license.

Pho So 1 can now legally stay open until midnight; until the board revoked its food and alcohol licenses last month, it was supposed to close at 10 p.m.

The board reinstated the restaurant's food-serving license for a 60-day probationary period to see if it can now stay out of trouble.

Board members seemed optimistic it would - they noted the restaurant only started racking up after-hours citations after it got a license to serve beer and wine.

"The issue with them was strictly alcohol," board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said.

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Reinstated? It never closed.

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Reinstated? It never closed. I remember reading the last article and was confused because I live nearby, and this restaurant never closed. Every night, it was open with customers inside...

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Hmm ...

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There's usually a lag between the time the board issues a revocation or suspension and the time the restaurant has to comply, both to allow time for them to be served and to let them appeal to the state. I'd guess that's what happened here.

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I'll bet

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they start offering "cold tea" now. What makes anyone think they will follow the rules they have already been defying?

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I'd take that bet

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He has pissed off a couple of cops who are going to be visiting the place quite frequently over the next couple of months to make sure this doesn't happen. Well, more specifically, his brother, who seems to like getting into it with the cops, has pissed off officers. If he wants to stay out of trouble, he might want to suggest to his brother that he start hanging out at his other restaurant, in Randolph, at least for the next couple of months.

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Non

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THIS ONE AND THE ONE IN RANDOLPH 2 DIFFERENT OWNER. RANDOLPH GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS GUY

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I can imagine the whole

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I can imagine the whole family is pissed off at the brother. They had a good thing going and he sorta ruined it.

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