Baker plugs funds, restaurant dining

Next challenge: Extend outdoor eating into fall

THE SITUATION at Bistro 5 in Medford didn’t look good in July. Owner Vittorio Ettore said he was getting just under 30 customers a week at the restaurant. One Friday night, Ettore said, a city official dropped by, looked around the empty restaurant, and told him he should expand to patio seating. Ettore was wary(...)

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