Black Seed Cafe and Grill loacated at 132 Tremont St. goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. In an attempt to do so, the business owners will go before the Boston Licensing Board to state their argument. We, Future Boston Allaice, believe in the backing of Black Seed’s argument and are encouraging our readers to email the licensing board in support of this view.
Truth of the matter is young adults enjoy having fun. Part of that fun is going out at night; whether it being celebrating achievements, embracing relationships or just taking the time to appreciate and enjoy life. After a joyous night out, many folks like to share a meal together.
Looking at American culture, food has always been used to gather people in celebration ranging from Thanksgiving Day turkey and stuffing to Superbowl Sunday buffalo wings. So in regards to Boston’s nightlife, people deserve the right to have a choice of food after an evening out.
By legislation and representatives having a pessimistic attitude, it shows a lack of faith in its residents. Playing it safe by constantly saying no to extended business hours stunts our city’s growth. Sometimes it’s good to take risks; let’s see how we can improve instead of being content with where we are. By taking a risk, there’s a fifty percent chance of success, by saying no there’s ZERO chance.
A few positives of extending business hours are it helps Boston’s economy. Bars, lounges and clubs close at 2 am, so by keeping restaurants open a little later helps pump a few extra bucks into our city. Also believe it or not, Boston loses a lot of its young & talented college graduates to more modernized cities such as the City that Never Sleeps, good ol’ New York City. Extended business hours just give them another incentive to stay. And by staying, their contributions in whichever fields of profession they choose also help pump our economy.
The issue is way bigger than a sandwich from Black Seed Café, but they are an example of the attempt to help move our city forward. So let us push this issue further and attempt to be the change we wish to see.
-Steph the Intern