Saucy guitarist proposed for Allston

Update: The pizza chain says you can't believe everything you read, even its own license application - says it just wants to add a guitarist, not dinner theater (scroll down the page at that link).

Regina Pizzeria goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday seeking permission to add "a comedian and dinner theater" to its restaurant at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston.

Yes, of course, comedy at a restaurant in Boston is illegal without permission from city regulators. The restaurant's current entertainment license only allows for a CD player, a radio, TVs and a jukebox.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. in the Albert L. O'Neil Hearing Room on the eighth floor of City Hall. Immediately after, the Hilton at 80 Broad St. will also seek permission to add comedy and cabaret performances.



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I'm assuming Paul Berkeley

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I'm assuming Paul Berkeley and the Allston Civic Association are vowing to fight it, on the grounds that comedy shows will attract more college students and drunks to Allston, that comedy doesn't fit in with the original character of the neighborhood, and that stand-up comedy will make the neighborhood more violent.

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