By adamg on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 11:12am
The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled an emergency hearing for tomorrow on "the numerous complaints" both the board and ISD have gotten about lack of compliance with state requirements for social distancing, facial coverings and sanitizing and with city regulations allowing restaurants to put seats on parking spaces out front during the current state of emergency.
The board is requiring the managers of every single restaurant in the neighborhood to show their faces or screen names at a Zoomed meeting that starts at 2 p.m; failure to do so could mean having their right to expanded outdoor seating revoked or possibly, the board says, in all capital letters: "POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION REGARDING ANY LICENSE ISSUED BY THE BOARD OR ISD."
Although the focus of the hearing is possible non-compliance with regulations aimed at keeping the crowded restaurant streets of the restaurant-heavy neighborhood from becoming coronavirus superspreaders, the board says it's also going to consider reports of people bringing their dogs with them to eat and then lighting up cigarettes or cigars.
Via Boston Restaurant Talk.