Regarding the closure of the bar next door. The paper came out yesterday, and I was correct in assuming they were evicted for non-payment of rent. Almost $40,000 in rent, in fact. So I called the licensing board to find out what happens now. That is, what happens to the liquor license and can they reopen without a hearing, can the license be transferred, &c &c &c. If they're closed for some unspecified period of time, they have to appear before the board for non-use of license. Apparently, if you have a license you have to use it or lose it since there are only a fixed number of them. Once that happens, they have to have another hearing in order to reopen. The license can be transferred without an abutter being notified. (That's not good.) It all seems very iffy. The only way to know for sure what's happening, is to get on the licensing board notification list for the entire ward! Jeepers! Do you know how big Ward 4 is? That includes the entire Prudential Center
, Copley Place
and the entire retail district of Back Bay. [PDF
] (It's the #4 in bold white, the small numbers are precincts.) (I'm not sure but I think MillMan lives in 22, but it could be 21.)
It's supposed to warm up a bit this weekend. I'm hoping to get out for a really decent ride.
Next weekend is the Boston Bicycle Show. And while it's a bastard stepchild of the NYC Show, it's still worth going to. The thing is, Performance is having a really good sale, and I need some new bibs. Can I hold out without buying them for a whole week?
I'm glad the weekend is here.
The "storm" yesterday turned out to be nothing at all. Really. No flakes in the sky, no flakes on the ground. Nothing. Nada. Zip.
My desk chair has suddenly sprouted a hole in the left armrest. Right where I rest my arm.
Only tarists pay off their debts.
Have a swell weekend.