Sandwich Shop Opens in Former Public Restroom

Sure, they might have cleaned it, but there must be some city code against it, right?

The other day, Orlando-based sandwich chain Earl of Sandwich celebrated opening a restaurant in the Boston Common. No big deal. Except for the fact that their new restaurant was the site of a public toilet for some 50 years.

Boston Globe reports that the Earl of Sandwich's new home is a 660-square-foot space in the Boston Common near the baseball fields, which was was built in the 1920s as a "men's comfort station."

The building was closed up in the 1970s, and the place was locked up with its "ancient urinals and rusting pipes," then revamped, cleaned out, and modernized for the Earl of Sandwich. We really don't think we like the idea of ordering a sandwich from a former public restroom, which, as Gawker points out, was nicknamed the "pink palace" because of the color of its stone, but the Earl of Sandwich did reportedly spend a seven-figure sum of money to revamp the place.

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