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Customers share last meal as cafe prepares to close

Mike McGonnell, a five-year patron of the Allston Cafe, sat atop his usual mailbox perch outside the establishment yesterday. The popular hangout on Brighton Avenue in Allston will close today because the operators cannot afford the rent increase. Mike McGonnell, a five-year patron of the Allston Cafe, sat atop his usual mailbox perch outside the establishment yesterday. The popular hangout on Brighton Avenue in Allston will close today because the operators cannot afford the rent increase. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Matt Byrne
Globe Correspondent / November 14, 2010

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