BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In 2019, it was last call at many legendary Boston restaurants.
The year began with the closing of Durgin Park, the Faneuil Hall restaurant first opened in 1827.
In August, North End staple Maria's Pastry shuttered.
In November, the 137-year-old Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain shut its doors.
And now, on the last day of the year, news broke that the Seaport's No Name Restaurant was no more, after over 100 years of business.
Digg Boston food writer Mark Hurwitz told WBZ NewsRadio that, if there's anything constant in the restaurant business, it's change.
"The restaurant scene, it continues to boom," he said. "There are so many new restaurants opening. But one problem is that, especially in the neighborhoods, you're losing a lot of old-time, old-school restaurants, and they're not being replaced."
Hurwitz said it's hard to see these places go.
"It kind of makes you wonder, is there a next batch of future iconic restaurants on the way?" he said. "Maybe there will be, and maybe there won't. We don't know at this point in time, but everyone's kind of on pins and needles right now, wondering what's next—which restaurant will be shutting down next."
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports