BOSTON (CBS) — Two new restaurants in Hyde Park are among small businesses the city is investing in near MBTA stations.
The city of Boston wants more people to use the MBTA, and businesses want to set up in areas that are easily accessible. That’s where the city stepped in to invest.
“Bring the businesses to the trains, bring people to the businesses,” Mayor Tom Menino said Saturday.
Menino, who said the restaurant investments are part of the MBTA revitalization plan, attended the grand openings of ZAZ restaurant and The Fairmont Grille on Saturday.
Fairmont Grille owner Chris Rassias said he’s grateful that the city stepped up.
“The banks had nothing for us,” Rassias said.
The restaurant investments have created dozens of new jobs on Hyde Park’s Main Street.
Menino has been promoting his green agenda this month. On July 12, he promoted several city green initiatives, including a new municipal energy management system.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports