Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Doc's Long Wharf Might Not Be Opening in Boston After All

About a year and a half ago, we reported that a new restaurant was planned for the Boston waterfront, but this past spring, we mentioned that it was facing resistance by some in the North End. Now it appears that Doc's Long Wharf restaurant may never get off the ground, as a judge has sided with those against the opening of the place.

An article in The Boston Herald states that a Suffolk Superior Court judge has reversed a ruling by the Department of Environmental Protection to award a Chapter 91 license to the eatery, instead ruling on the side of North End residents who were unhappy about the prospect that Doc's would reduce the amount of protected public space on Long Wharf and restrict access to the waterfront. The article mentions that attorneys for the city are looking at the ruling, with the prospects of a possible appeal unknown at this time.

The people behind the proposed Doc's are the same folks who run the Paramount and the 21st Amendment, two restaurants located on Beacon Hill.

For more information on this story, please go to the Boston Herald link below.

Judge sides with North End residents, blocks restaurant