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Back Bay getting almost late-night cookies

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Clarendon Street location for Insomnia Cookies, which, since this is the Back Bay we're talking about, won't be open as late as the chain's other branches in less heavy-lidded areas such as BU and Harvard Square.

The proposed outlet at 220 Clarendon St, between Newbury and Boylston streets, would be open from 11 a.m. or noon until midnight, Melissa Brotschul, the company's store development manager, told the board. The BU and Harvard Square outlets serve cookies until 1 a.m on weekdays, 3 a.m. on weekends. A downtown branch is open until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends.

The proposal, which relies more heavily on deliveries than walk-in trade, still needs the approval of the Boston Licensing Board.

"Are your cookies creating insomnia or solving insomnia?" board Chairman Mark Erlich asked.

"We like to think a little of both," Brotschul said. "Our cookies have a lot of sugar in them."



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Which is currently at that address? Hope this doesn't mean they are closing. I need their chocolate turkeys for Thanksgiving!

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According to this story from September, the address may be 222 Clarendon, which is next door to L.A. Burdick. https://thebostonsun.com/2022/09/15/insomnia-cookies-outlines-plans-for-...

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The cookie place will be moving into a side space that Burdick was using for storage or something.

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Deliveries can mean a lot of double-parked GrubDash cars. Can the city encourage food delivery by bicycle?

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I learned a long time ago, the later a place is open, the worse it is. I always check the hours.

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How do we get some YIMBYs on it?

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