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The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly.
The proposed Which Wich at 324 Newbury St. would be the chain's third outlet in the Boston area, the first in the city itself.
Brek Peterson of Andover, who will own the franchise with his wife, needed board approval because the eatery would be up four steps, making it inaccessible to people in wheelchairs.
Anderson told the board had looked at several ways to provide access to the old building, but each would create problems of their own - for example, one would require a ramp through his kitchen, while lowering the first floor to eliminate the steps would require lowering the ceiling above a sub-sidewalk area, causing issues there. Peterson said he would install a callbox at the sidewalk through which people in wheelchairs could see a menu and make orders.
The proposed eatery still needs approval from the Boston Licensing Board.