Outdoor Dining Ending in Boston's North End Monday

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Sunday's nice weather in Boston's North End was an added bonus for diners looking to eat al fresco.

Outdoor dining's days are numbered in the neighborhood -- Monday is when the city said it will have to come to an end, and restaurants will have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to remove all their patio equipment.

For some, it seems a bit too soon, considering the rest of the city has until Dec. 1 to serve customers outside.

But the owner of Carmelina's, Damien DiPaola said they've already packed up their patio.

"It's been a long-enough season," he said. "I think going from April 1 to Nov. 1 is quite long. I can understand why some residents would be upset having it for all that time. The one thing I don't agree with is having different rule for different parts of the city."

DiPaola is one of several business owners in the North End pushing to get outdoor dining -- a pandemic adaptation -- reinstated next year.

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