By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Boston University graduate and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is heartbroken about the closing of a Kenmore Square restaurant. The prominent Democratic Congresswoman reacted to the news that Eastern Standard is shutting down prominently.

“No! Please don’t be so – Eastern Standard was such an incredible place and home to so many wonderful memories,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, along with a broken heart emoji.

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Ocasio-Cortez graduated from BU in 2011. She worked as an activist and as a bartender in New York before shocking the political establishment by beating a powerful Congressman in the Democratic primary in 2018.

Eastern Standard’s closing comes as Fenway-area restaurants are struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been severely impacted by the lack of Red Sox games and concerts at Fenway Park.

A representative for Eastern Standard, which opened in 2005, confirmed in an email to WBZ-TV that the restaurant is not reopening, along with Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Hawthorne in Kenmore Square.

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CBSBoston.com Staff