Although it is not dead yet, a City Hall proposal by Mayor Walsh to extend bar and restaurant closing hours to 4:00 a.m., beyond the current allowed 2:00 a.m., was thwarted this week by State lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The measure initially passed the State Senate, but failed to make it into a compromise budget agreement without the support of representatives from downtown Boston, including the North End’s Rep. Aaron Michlewitz.
Yet, the possibility of later hours among other late night initiatives continues to surface. A last minute economic development package approved Tuesday night by the State Senate included the later hours measure along areas served by the MBTA. The package also includes lifting the State’s cap on liquor licenses by adding 150 more and by turning over State control of the Boston Licensing Board to City Hall.
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