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opinion | dante ramos

Boston bar buzz-kill

City wants young innovation workers to flock here, but stifles their late-night fun

Like a lot of people, Mayor Tom Menino is hoping to make Boston a destination for eager young workers who might otherwise flock to Silicon Valley or New York. He’s proclaimed an Innovation District on the waterfront. He wants developers to build tiny, cheap “innovation units” to house work-focused techies and entrepreneurs. He’s even broken ground on an innovation center with meeting rooms and event space.

That’s all well and good, but what he ought to be thinking about is bars.

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