North End residents are unhappy with the new prevalence of bars and restaurants serving alcohol, reports the Globe. Not only are there 89 alcohol-serving establishments in the tiny neighborhood, but now that the Greenway is operational, students are finally realizing that the North End is fun and semi-affordable and are moving in in droves. Though no one in the article phrases it this way, it seems like residents are terrified that the North End could turn into a more picturesque version of Allston. The North End’s neighborhood council is extremely active, and it’s tired of the drunkards, so restaurateurs and bar owners thinking about opening in the neighborhood should probably think again. One note of terror for the rest of us: the Globe singles out 24 hour spot Bova’s Bakery as a favorite of drunken revelers. Could Boston’s only source of 3 a.m. cannoli be in jeopardy?
A Culture Clash in North End [Globe]