Wednesday hearing at City Council
The Boston City Council unanimously voted to lift the ban on “bring your own bottle” at dine-in establishments without liquor licenses. This new ordinance, which was being spearheaded by Wu and City Councilor Stephen Murphy, was voted on at Wednesday’s City Council hearing.
The hopes from this new ordinance is that it will help the smaller mom and pop restaurants generate new business by offering BYOB as an option for dining. It will be restricted to outlying neighborhoods like Hyde Park, Roxbury, Dorchester and Southie (not including the Seaport District). The council has recommended that each patron be limited to one six-pack of beer or one bottle of wine.
It now goes to Mayor Marty Walsh’s desk for approval. If it’s approved by Walsh, it will go to the Boston Licensing Board who will hold a public hearing to help develop regulations before it is enacted.
We’ll raise our glass to that! What do you think?