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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has decided to negotiate an extension of the deal that enables the Red Sox to turn a segment of Yawkey Way into a private food court on game days, despite a warning from the state inspector general’s office that the BRA might not have legal standing to award a new license.
The BRA plans to renew the Red Sox’s no-bid contract to sell concessions and souvenirs on the portion of Yawkey Way abutting Fenway Park, where the team grossed $2 million last year.
A Yawkey Way license should be given by the city government, not the BRA, to the winner of a competitive bid process or granted to the Sox through special legislation, according to the Inspector General’s office.