Pink Palace, To Reopen As Earl Of Sandwich Restaurant
by Huffington Post
BOSTON -- A former bathroom in the nation's oldest public park
is being converted into a sandwich shop.
The 660-square-foot Pink Palace restroom was built on Boston
Common in the 1920s. It hasn't been used as a restroom since the
Boston officials announced Wednesday that Mayor Thomas Menino
(meh-NEE'-noh) signed a 15-year lease with the Orlando, Fla.-based
Earl of Sandwich chain for a takeout operation at the site.
Earl of Sandwich will pay $50,000 annually. It will renovate the
interior of the mausoleum-like structure for use as a kitchen, with
storage and prep areas.
The goal is to open the shop as early as next spring.
The Boston Common was set aside as public land in 1640. The
restroom is called the Pink Palace because of the pinkish hue of
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