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Former Hungry Mother space with new concept!

1,095 Signatures Goal: 5,000

Dear Plumbing Board,

The closing of Hungry Mother was a loss to the dining scene in greater Boston. It was a unique and special part of the local neighborhood and beyond. I am excited at the prospect of the reopening of a new concept by the former owners in that space.

I dined at the restaurant over its 7 year history. It was nearly always packed, and yet I never found it a challenge or disruption that there were 2 restrooms. One of the things that was so special about Hungry Mother was the feel of the place, due in part to its unique architecture and layout of the space. It would be a shame to negatively affect this by requiring the addition of an unnecessary third bathroom.

Please consider granting a variance for the number of bathrooms and allow the former owners to open with 2 bathrooms.

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December 28
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December 20
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  • Michael Esmail
    Michael Esmail United States, Cambridge
    Jan 01, 2017
    Jan 01, 2017
    Even though I loved hungry mother and I would love for it to come back, I find this petition troubling. There is lot enough information made publicly available via Google search that gives us why there needs to be a third bathroom? Is it due to a regulatory need? Perhaps the bathrooms that are there aren't up to ADA or other regulations to accommodate handicapped people? Maybe the recommendation was made due to possible health concerns associated with employee hygiene? Everyone here mentions that there were no issues from two bathrooms in the restaurant, however, perhaps there were issues with health inspectors or employees? I'm sure there was nothing wrong as this place was impeccable. I'm just saying I need more information before I sign my name to a petition and recommends everyone try to do the same. I encourage the owners of this petition/restaurant provide arguments why 3 bathrooms were required by the plumbing board and why hungry mother should be exempt. I also recommend that the petition be modified to address a specific "plumbing board". Is this a Cambridge, Middlesex, or Massachusetts mandate? I bet that may change some people's opinions. I would also be a bit cautious to sign this because if this were truly not needed and was regulatory overreach, would it not seem reasonable to deal with this in our legal system, ie lawyer up?
  • Melanie Sheffield
    Melanie Sheffield United States, Boston
    Dec 28, 2016
    Dec 28, 2016
    Two bathrooms is adequate. Please let them use this space to create something terrific again for our community!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec 28, 2016
    Dec 28, 2016
    my previous times to the space was not impacted by the number of bathrooms
  • Jillian D'Amato
    Jillian D'Amato United States, Cambridge
    Dec 27, 2016
    Dec 27, 2016
    Two bathrooms was always adequate when I was there.
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