For decades, the men’s comfort station at Boston Common had been locked, a crumbling tomb encasing ancient urinals and rusting pipes. Monday it opened with renewed grandeur, housing not restrooms but a sandwich kiosk fit for a king — or, at least, for nobility. Earl of Sandwich, the chain owned partly by descendants of the British peer for whom the lunch staple is named, has resuscitated the 1920s bathroom for its second Boston outpost, investing heavily to restore the eight-sided, 660-square-foot stand.
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