BYOB! And no, not to your friend's get together. If Boston city councilors Michelle Wu and Stephen Murphy get their proposal approved, you and your friends could bring your own beverages to your dine outs.
In an earlier council meeting this February, Wu and Murphy vouched to end Boston's ban on "BYOB." The aim is to help smaller restaurants who cannot afford a liquor license. Liquor licenses for beer or wine in Boston currently add up to $75,000 for some restaurants and up to $375,000 for others that have a full-bar. And due to the limited amount of licenses Boston hands out, there are high prices all around at dining establishments.
Restaurants that aren't located in popular areas, such as Newbury Street and the Seaport could benefit from this implementation of BYOB. President and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Bob Luz, applauds Wu and Murphy for encouraging small business growth.
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