Man says new Allston sandwich place will be worth the schlep

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by Brian Burke to open the Sandwich Schlepper at 253-261 North Harvard St., a couple blocks away from Barry's Corner, in an 1890s building that Burke is restoring.

Burke said his daughter, who lives around the corner, will run the restaurant, in which he is restoring its original tin ceiling and exposed brick. But despite the historical touches, Burke said the Sandwich Schlepper's sandwiches and soups will be geared to the working folks who still live in the area.

The board approved his proposed hours of 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both the mayor's office and the office of City Councilor Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) backed the proposal.

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I lived in that neighborhood for 20 years. Good to see someone is going to try and open a business there again. I had a feeling the pet grooming place that was there would not last, but I hope the sandwich shop survives!

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