It should only be a couple more weeks that Beacon Hillers have to walk around the large fenced-off section of the Boston Common.
Although they had hoped for an October opening, the Friends of the Public Garden announced this week that the latest phase of the Boston Common renovation will be finished in November.
The first phase of the project – the $640,000 restoration of the Brewer Fountain – was completed in May 2010. The current phase involves "landscape and hardscape improvements including a new storm draining system, irrigation system and pathway improvements," according to the Friends' blog.
Originally, the plan had included the installation of about 30 tables – some with umbrellas – around the Brewer Fountain, a reading room, a gourmet food truck and live piano music during lunch, by the beginning of October. But that piece of the plan has been delayed until the spring.