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Lawyer offers to outbid Red Sox for Yawkey Way concession license

Since 2003, the Red Sox have been able to close part of Yawkey Way before home games to use the street as a ticket gate and food court.
Since 2003, the Red Sox have been able to close part of Yawkey Way before home games to use the street as a ticket gate and food court.John Blanding/Globe Staff

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An attorney and restaurateur from Everett has offered to outbid the Red Sox for a license to sell food and drink on Yawkey Way on days when the team plays at Fenway Park, throwing a curveball at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which has been negotiating exclusively with the ball club.

Joseph P. Marchese Jr. wrote a letter to the BRA last month — one day after the Globe reported that the Sox are seeking a permanent extension of their current concession rights — saying he would pay $3 million for a 10-year contract. His offer is roughly double the annual rate paid by the Sox since the franchise began leasing the public street during the 2003 baseball season.

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