From the City that Always Sleeps Dept.: Some Tremont Street residents oppose later hours for pizza place

Residents of a Tremont Street condo building say lengthening hours at Sal's Pizza next door would bring the wrong element back onto the street.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Sal's, open for about nine months now at 150 Tremont St., extend its hours from 10 p.m. to midnight.

The move has the support of the Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association, Suffolk University and most other downtown groups, according to the restaurant's lawyers and Peggy Ames of the neighborhood association, who told the board that residents and Suffolk students and staff are all in need of a later-night pizza outlet (Ed note: Because New York Pizza down the street is too far away, or too deep into Emerson territory?).

But a representative of the condo association at Tremont on the Common said condo owners voted to opposed the added hours. "The neighborhood has really significantly improved over the years" and the residents are concerned about "the type of clientele they might see" at a pizza place open until midnight.

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Tremont on the Common is a blight on the neighborhood

That building is the main reason that this part of Tremont Street looks so shabby. If the residents there don't want pizza in their neighborhood, let them move somewhere else. If enough of them do, perhaps their building can be demolished and replaced by something deserving of its location.

They tried to prevent the Opera House stage extension too.

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Amen, Ron!

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Amen, Ron!

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These people need to get with

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These people need to get with reality. They live in downtown Boston. This is what happens in Metro areas...things stay open past 9 or 10.

REPLY TO THE EDITOR: you mean the same new york pizza that has the sketchy people hanging outside at all times?.....the same new york pizza that someone was stabbed at last week? Although it is close it is like a different world on that corner.

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wait a minute

With all those students getting pizza, how are the drug dealers gonna have any business? And those homeless trying to sleep on the common? They need their rest. Never mind how hard it is for muggers with all those witnesses coming and going...

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Not exactly, NYPC is open

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Not exactly, NYPC is open until 3am and is in a.....less than desirable area. The location being considered is completly different. I highly doubt that an extra 2 hours of operation wil turn it into the theatre district.

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You leave NY pizza out of this!

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They produce a wonderful product, best enjoyed after an evening at the Intermission. Stabbee probably tried to swipe someone's extra greasy slice of cheese 'za. And what the hell is it with pizza places and thug violence these last few months? First Same Old Place now NY Pizza. Joseph's on S. Huntington is past due for a late night incident.

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Please...

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don't call it "'za." Hayseeds from flat states call it "'za."

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Agreed

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Urban Dictionary also has this to say about the matter:

"Next person to call it za is getting kicked in their nis."

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My grandmother and

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My grandmother and step-grandfather use to live in that building. When us vagabonds use to go and visit, we would be about 99 questions about what we were doing there. We felt totally out of place.

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"the type of clientele they might see"

That says to me "non-white kids who look like gang members to us".
Tremont on the Common has consistently attracted your upscale yuppie idiots who didn't seem to mind the type of clientele that went to all those Concerts on The Common. You remember, the concerts that most of the residents of that building got to see for nothing?....

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Right?

Just say the n-word, you pussies. It's obviously what you're thinking...be real about your bigotry.

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I worked there every year it was open..

and the fence meant that people ON the Common could not see the show. The residents above the fourth floor of Tremont on the Common had perfect views of everyone from Marvin Gaye to Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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Sigh.

Condo owners in Boston are fighting...about a pizza place staying open...until midnight. In the middle of the 10th largest metro area in the US.

Chalk it up to the fact I'm soon-to-be-graduating from BU (where the unofficial student motto is "if it's not on the B Line, it doesn't exist!"), but the fact that we've got segments of our population whining about getting pizza at 11.30pm is why most of my peers are fleeing for NYC and LA (among other reasons, but you catch my drift).

Don't get me wrong, I love Boston (and yes, Mayor Menino, I'm actually trying to stay) partially for its conservatism. But between midnight pizza being offensive on Tremont and Back Bay-ers droning on about "those damn kids" when they deny liquor licenses to upstanding convenience stores, you begin to wonder if people whose bedtimes are after 10.30pm are welcome here.

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dear special snowflake student

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Oh my gosh, the entire city of Boston is falling to its knees because a soon to be graduating BU student might not be staying in Boston! Drop your holier-than-thou attitude. While I think the Tremont on Common condo association is being ridiculous about the pizza joint, I can assure you that NO ONE in the Back Bay has a problem obtaining liquor. If you haven't figured out how to buy beer in the Back Bay, I'm sure plenty of Uhub readers will be able to direct to you several fine establishments including your preferred outlet of choice, the convenience store, which sell booze.

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He's right

Actually, college students leaving Boston rather than sticking around is a big problem recognized by City Hall, who is actually fostering a young bostonian movement to try and get more college grads to stay around Boston.

So a college grad who's gonna stick around for a bit is a good thing. Although responses like your would make one wonder if Boston is indeed a welcoming city...

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The kid's right

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Bitching about students runs second to watching the Sox as this city's favorite pasttime. When people wonder why the city's clubs can't get their act together, why theater crowds at every venue that's not ART look like hospice wards and why your choices in this town after the bars close are restricted to a DUI or a $40 cab ride, there's never a question of who to blame -- the bedroom community of Boston that finds it garish that young people just starting out in the working world and clocking late hours just to get ahead would want to stay out past midnight (gasp!) on a weekend (horror!).

Don't you know that only prostitutes, 70s pimps, druglords, coke whores, smack addicts, serial killers and baby rapists are out that late?

Don't you know that the kind of places that cater to degenerates like that are only found in lesser, lowbrow towns like Providence, Portland and Cambridge?

Don't you realize that cities like NYC, Chicago, Austin, L.A. and San Francisco are just cities of ill repute where the races mix, the straights and gays hang out together and everybody whiles away the hours drinking that devil liquor, listening to sinful music and frequenting "cool" places that aren't based on a template manufactured by some club or restaurant "family?" God, how do they survive without Somers Pubs or the Lyons Group dictating what they should do next?

I thank god every day that I'm a mid-30s lameass living in this city and not some poor 20-something kid just out of school. If I spent my 20s here instead of in NYC, I'd be blind from driving spikes through my eyes just for the entertainment value -- or maybe just strung out on oxy. Tough choice, really.

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wrong order

No, it's Sox, then Real Estate, THEN students.

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Wow

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JPSouth,

I could not have possibly said it better myself...right down to the fact that I'm also a lame-a*s 30-something and would have been miserable had I not spent my 20's in NYC. While I do like Boston, these people who complain about noise, crowds, etc....MOVE TO THE SUBURBS! I'd write more, but you summed it up perfectly.

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dear anon retard

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"special snowflake" has kind of run its course, time to find some other well-used wit to mime to death

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Dear Pierce

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You seem to be able to write intelligently; make your point without bringing disability slurs into it.

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Yes, Mr. Slate

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Or are you Mr. Spacely?

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