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Andrew Square pizza place that has gotten in trouble for staying open way too late to formally seek permission to stay open late

Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to extend its legal closing time from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The request is second on the agenda for the board's hearings on Wednesday, which begin at 10 a.m.

The pizzeria has permission to hand off food to delivery drivers for home delivery until 2 a.m., but randos off the street - say, people coming out of the Red Line stop across the street - are supposed to be kept out after 11 p.m. under its current license.

In November, 2022, the board ordered Red Line shut for day after BPD licensing cops found it open to everybody way after 2 a.m. - for the third time in three months.

The suspension order came two months after the board told the pizzeria's owner to stop letting people who weren't delivery drivers come in after 11 and the owner said he would.

Its Web site actually advertises hours even later than that - 2:30 a.m. most days and 2:45 a.m. on weekends. That's similar to the hours he listed in 2022, when board members said he should fix that.



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In any city or town, food places should be allowed to be open an hour past when the bars close.

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