So it appears that the owner of the place that's taking over Bob the Chef is already going out of his way to alienate folks. In his column in the Globe's Sunday magazine, Charlie Pierce wrote about the closing of Bob's in a manner very much like what people were saying about it here -- that the food was nothing special but it was a great, egalitarian scene -- and this week's issue had a letter with the owner's response:
"Thanks to Charles Pierce for his kindhearted welcome to Boston ("Pierced," November 25). How charming to be greeted to the city as "soul-killing . . . Yuppie Scum." To quote Steve Martin's character in The Jerk, "I'm somebody now! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity . . . that makes people." Hey, Chuck, if you find yourself in the South End next spring, come on by Night Town. We can get sockless on cosmos, talk about the "old" Boston, and wax poetic about the days that have so obviously passed you by. Cheers.
Owner, Night Town Boston"
Wow! The place isn't even open yet and it's already crossed off my list forever! That's a great way to introduce yourself to the city. What do you suppose will open in this space six months later when Night Town is shuttered?