It would take some serious scrubbing
Army recruits who have been ordered to scrub the barrack’s toilets clean enough to eat on may appreciate Boston parks officials’ plans for a pair of former public restrooms. The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission went before state lawmakers in early June to ask permission to lease the two bathrooms for possible use as eateries, according to the Boston Herald.
The “Pink Palace,” a 660-square-foot mausoleum-like structure on the Common, and the granite 670-square-foot “Duck House” in the Back Bay Fens have not been used as bathrooms in decades. They both need extensive renovations, but some city officials think they are prime spots for privately run, limited-service restaurants. At least one Boston resident, Caitriona McCarthy, told the Herald she may give the commode-turned-café a try. “I would go, if they obviously sanitized it,” McCarthy said. “I’m assuming they’re going to knock the whole thing down.”