BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Tom Menino headed out for lunch on Boylston Street on Thursday to show support for the businesses most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Menino enjoyed lunch at Solas Irish Pub, which is on the other side of Boylston Street between the two bombing sites, and had been shut down for more than a week while investigators combed the entire area for evidence.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports
Boylston Street has been mobbed with visitors since it reopened to the public on Wednesday.
The city announced that parking in the Back Bay would be free all weekend.
Mayor Menino is encouraging people to head down and patronize businesses in the area.
The city estimates that the 10 businesses that suffered the most from the closures lost a combined $3.2 million.