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Dorchester’s Pho So 1 Has Licenses Revoked for Staying Open Too Late [Update]

The owner can appeal the decision

Pho So 1
Pho So 1

A restaurant in Dorchester that specializes in Vietnamese cuisine is in hot water for repeatedly staying open past its designated closing time. The City of Boston’s licensing board revoked the licenses for Pho So 1 at 223 Adams St. in Fields Corner, according to Universal Hub, following a hearing earlier this week.

The pho restaurant has reportedly received five citations within seven months for staying open beyond its 10 p.m. closing time. In a hearing on Tuesday, owner Hoang Anh Nguyen told the board he would abide the closing time from now on. On Thursday, the board decided to revoke the restaurant’s victualler and beer and wine licenses, though the ruling will not take immediate effect. Nguyen will have the opportunity to appeal the decision.

Pho So 1 serves a variety of pho dishes as well as bun, Vietnamese coffee, an off-menu special dish called Napoleon beef, and more.

Update, 4/20/17: Upon appeal, the Boston Licensing Board has reinstated Pho So’s food-serving license for a 60-day probationary period, according to the Dorchester Reporter, even allowing the restaurant to stay open until midnight instead of its previous closing time of 10 p.m. However, the restaurant won’t be appealing the revocation of its beer and wine license.

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