Thursday’s Boston Licensing Board to allow a Domino’s Pizza to open on in Charlestown sparked sharp conversation across Charlestown Patch, Facebook and twitter.
Most of those commenting on the development were opposed to it, but not all.
“Can't wait for some late night buffalo wings from Dominos in Ctown I won't be #avoidingthenoid,” tweeted Paul Myers.
Meanwhile Kathleen Giordano, posting on our Facebook page, questioned the democratic process that allowed Domino’s franchisee Rob Rivard to get the board’s approval.
“So much for democracy in action,” she said.
Commenters on slapped arguments back and forth. Frequent posted “Just a person!” impugned the intelligence of anyone who believed that late-night walk-in customers would not cause trouble.
“If you believe that,” Just a Person wrote, “give me your number, I got a bridge in the desert I would like to sell you.”
In response, a commenter calling himself “Toonie” summarized the Domino’s opposition as “Classic responses from the same people.”
“Welcome Domino's and may you flourish!!” Toonie added.
Back on our Facebook page enthusiasts of local restaurants took solidarity with each other.
“Toni Anns and the rest of the small businesses will rise above this walmart of pizza,” posted Jamie Mclaughlin. “Support your local small businesses. Boycott Domino's”
His call for a boycott echoed the comment posted above—penned by , owner of Navy Yard Bistro and the yet-to-open Positano Italian restaurant.