A dive bar in the heart of Boston that closed down last year only to reopen under new ownership may be making way for a higher-end spot.
According to an article in the Beacon Hill Times, the Beacon Hill Pub could be replaced by a fine-dining restaurant, as its new owner--the Greater Boston Bar Co.--is working with Babak Bina of BiNA Family Hospitality (jm Curley, Bogie's Place, Bin 26 Enoteca), who will help the group bring in a new owner/operator for the planned opening of an upscale dining spot. The post mentions that the proposal includes replacing the six apartment units above the bar with 16 high-end executive suites.
It appears that plans for the Beacon Hill Pub space and the apartments will be looked at by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee this week, while the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will also need to approve the proposal as well. If approved, it may take 10 to 12 months to complete construction and rehabilitation of the property, according to the article.
The Beacon Hill Pub, which has been in business since at least the 1980s, is considered one of the few dives left in or near Boston's downtown area; the group that took over ownership of the place also took over The Tam in the Theatre District, Sullivan's Tap near North Station, and Mary Ann's in Brighton's Cleveland Circle.
The address for the Beacon Hill Pub is 149 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114.
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