Friday, March 28, 2008

Barking Crab Shutdown - Coincidence ?

The Barking Crab was cited and shutdown by city inspectional services days after Hynes' development proposal which includes moving the restaurant was unveiled.

City cites eatery on key waterfront spot
By Thomas C. Palmer Jr., Globe Staff | March 27, 2008

Inspectors from the City of Boston yesterday temporarily shut down the popular Barking Crab restaurant on the Fort Point Channel, citing the owners with sanitary violations in the kitchen and possible structural issues in the pilings that support the building.

In what may be a coincidence, Boston Inspectional Services Department officials arrived at the restaurant on the day a co-owner of the Barking Crab complained in a news story about the property owner's announcement of plans to relocate the eatery.

A Barking Crab spokesman told The Boston Globe yesterday that co-owner Scott Garvey wasn't aware of developer John B. Hynes III's proposal to relocate the restaurant off the water and into a new building as part of his waterfront project, Seaport Square. Hynes said he spoke to the eatery's other co-owner, Lee Kennedy, about the move.
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