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Broad Street Riot Is 'Suspending All Operations for the Time Being'

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The downtown restaurant has been struggling with "circumstances beyond [its] control" for the past couple of weeks.

Broad Street Riot opened in the former Blue Inc. space in November, and now it is closed, at least temporarily. The restaurant announced the news on Facebook today:

"We at Broad Street Riot are sorry to say that we are suspending all operations for the time being. We that everyone for your incredible support and will keep you informed as to when the reopening will take place. Cheers!"

It's been a strange month for the restaurant. On June 12, Broad Street announced that it was closed for the weekend "due to circumstances far beyond [its] control." An update on the 15th announced that lunch would be served "Prohibition-style" from June 16 to June 26, thanks to "circumstances beyond [its] control" that prohibited alcohol from being served until June 27. "We value your continued patronage and want you to know that we are NOT going ANYWHERE!!!" they noted, also mentioning a planned "end of Prohibition party" on June 29.

Then, on June 27:

"To all of our valued guests we are going to reopen soon with a full liquor license. Thanks for all the support during this difficult time. Closed today open Monday for lunch and should be in full operation midweek. Cheers!"

The restaurant serves dishes like honey-fried chicken & waffles, a "pork board" that feeds two or three people, a lobster BLGT (with green tomatoes), and more.

While the temporary closure appears to be a licensing issue, the May and June agendas for licensing commission violation hearings don't yield any clues about what went wrong.

Stay tuned for updates.

Broad Street Riot

131 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110

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