In the face of overwhelming neighborhood opposition, the owner of an Old Colony Avenue pizza place yesterday withdrew his request to extend its weekend delivery hours from 11 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.
"App withdrawn. TY neighbors!" City Council President Ed Flynn tweeted after getting the news.
The last thing Andrew Square needs is a late-night pizza operation in an area besieged by Mass & Cass refugees, Flynn wrote the Boston Licensing Board, before a hearing scheduled for yesterday morning on Supreme owner Sanae Zerhouni's proposal to extend his hours, for delivery only, until 2:45 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Flynn's letter does not mention whether there are any adverse effects from another Andrew Square pizza place that already delivers until 2:30 a.m., but says Supreme, at 313 Old Colony Ave. would only make things worse:
This proposal has received overwhelming opposition from neighbors, who are concerned about the negative impact to their quality of life, especially as the area around Supreme House of Pizza is currently a location of significant quality of life concerns spilling over from the Mass & Cass area.
He added it was not surprising the Andrew Square Civic Association voted unanimously to oppose the Supreme request:
In particular, residents are concerned that the extension of hours will exacerbate existing quality of life concerns, as well as mental and behavioral issues in the area, that deliveries will impact the residential building behind the shop, and that the owner shows lack of willingness in maintaining their property. Changing its closing hours will be detrimental to the neighborhood and is completely unwanted by the neighbors.
H/t J.W. for awakening the UHub mobile action news unit, which initially slept right through this news.