The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Salt Bae's steak joint on Arlington Street re-open immediately, on condition his staff break up any lines outside and bar admittance to people without masks.
A "security and operations" plan submited by Nusret also promised that should the Bae ever return to Boston while it's still in the grips of the pandemic, he will not rush outside to pose for photos with celebrity hounds and that he will not even try to pose with photos with patrons seated inside, which, in the past, has been part of his shtik. He won't even post any sprinkly photos from Boston to his Instagram account while Covid-19 remains a public-health emergency.
At a hearing on Tuesday, his local attorney and two of his sub-Baes apologized for chaotic scenes outside and inside his restaurant last week, when the sprinklers repeatedly went outside to pose for photos and did his salt-sprinkling thing with patrons inside, as people crammed Arlington Street hoping to catch a glimpse and people inside enjoyed ambling around maskless.
City inspectors shut the restaurant on Saturday and fined the place $300 for violating city and state Covid-19 regulations.