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Roast Beast in Allston's Packards Corner Has Closed

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    A beloved roast beef shop in Boston has shut down, and the owner is putting the blame on the city of Boston.

    According to a couple of sources, Roast Beast by Packards Corner in Allston is no longer in business, with a Facebook post from the place saying that the city fire inspector and Mayor Walsh "shut me advance notice." The exact details of what resulted in the closing of the Commonwealth Avenue shop are unknown, so keep checking back for details as they come in.

    Roast Beast, which first opened in early 2011, has been a fave among people in the restaurant industry over the years, and Chronicle covered it in an episode, saying that "The name will make you smile, and so won't the piled high roast beef sandwiches at this Commonwealth Ave eatery near Boston University."

    The address for Roast Beast was 1080 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.

    by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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