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The mayor's office today announced plans to seek an operator for a new, permanent coffee kiosk in City Hall for people who somehow miss the Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Boston News Cafe on City Hall Plaza.
The proposed coffee kiosk is part of an overall revamp planned for the perpetually gloomy lobby of Boston City Hall. The current one-size-fits-all security checkpoint on the plaza side of the building would be split into two - one for City Hall workers, one for visitors, with the coffee kiosk nestled between them.
Over the past couple of years, three operators took turns running a coffee kiosk midway up the stairs from the lobby into the atrium, past the security checkpoint. In a statement, Mayor Walsh said the kiosk proved vital into turning the little used atrium into a public collaboration spot:
This is a small step to activate the people's public space and will undoubtedly have a big impact that will enhance constituent interactions with their government.