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Johnny D's in Somerville's Davis Square Is Being Demolished

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    It looks like a Somerville institution that shut its doors last year is in the process of officially disappearing from the landscape.

    According to several sources, including a tweet from @Jay_K21, the now-closed Johnny D's in Davis Square is being torn down this week, with a photo of the Holland Avenue structure showing that it is blocked off with construction workers shown out front.

    A message on the Johnny D's Facebook page says that demolition is scheduled for Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. Some traffic delays are expected.

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    Cheddar Scallion Biscuits


    2 1/4 cups Flour
    2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
    8 Tbs Butter, cut into pieces
    1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar
    1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1/3 cup Scallions, chopped
    1 cup Milk


    Preheat oven to 425.  Whisk together dry ingredients:  Flour, Baking Powder and Salt.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut Butter into dry ingredients.  Cut in until large crumbs are about the size of a pea and the rest look like fine breadcrumbs.  (This will ensure flaky biscuits instead of fluffy which is good for plain biscuits, but with the cheddar and scallions in this recipe, a flaky texture is best).  Add in Cheddar, Parmesan & Scallions.

    Add milk and mix with a spatula until dry ingredients are just moistened.  Do not over mix.  Using two large soup spoons, form golf ball sized scoops of batter - then drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake until the bottoms brown, about 10-12 mins.  Serve hot with softened butter.


    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017)

    The club, which closed for good in March of 2016, had been in business for more than 45 years, starting out as a bar then becoming a country music venue before transforming into a renowned music spot and restaurant featuring a variety of local and national acts.

    Earlier reports had mentioned that the Johnny D's site could become home to a handful of residential units and possibly a new restaurant or bar, but no specifics have been given of late.

    The address for the old Johnny D's space is 17 Holland St.

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