The fate of a section of Long Wharf is once again up in the air as the Boston Redevelopment Authority continues its everlasting bid to operate a commercial restaurant space, despite fierce opposition from the National Parks Service, as North End Waterfront News reports.
The BRA has had a longstanding goal of opening a 220-seat restaurant called Doc's at the end of Long Wharf where there is a pavilion and open harbor views; the group first granted a license to a restaurateur all the way back in 2006. North End residents opposed the move and the National Parks Service came on board to defend the space. The BRA has already spent more than $500,000 in legal fees and is appealing a ruling that came down in favor of the NPS last summer.
A federal appeals court heard oral arguments last week in this renewed push from the BRA for Doc’s Long Wharf. For now, the pavilion remains.
• War Over Long Wharf Continues As Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments [North End Waterfront]
• The BRA Is Still Trying to Open Doc's Long Wharf [EBOS]