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Shuttered Hyde Park restaurant could re-open as Irish pub

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owners of the closed Annabelle's, 1300 Hyde Park Ave., to sell their liquor license to Kevin Twohig, who would use it to convert the place into an establishment called the Briar Rose.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

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Not to be confused with the Green Briar or the Black Rose.

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I feel that until Hyde Park comes up with a solid redevelopment plan that these restaurants will come and quickly go. I've seem some great places open, only to close shop after a year or two. Melinda's, Townsend's, Annabelles, that Coffee Shop next to Townsends (TCs was it called?). They don't last.

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There's enough people around to support a good restaurant. I think that people don't have time for mediocre ones.

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I've heard that Townsend's and Annabelle's closed because the owners had personal problems (rumor has it involving getting involved with the waitstaff). And the Hyde closed because the Sous chef left and the owner didn't seem up to the task of working the hours it takes to run a restaraunt and do the cooking. Last Valentines day there was an hour wait at Annabelles and they hyde was very busy at brunch just before it closed. The adjacent residents won't come down to eat in cleary square frequently so a redevelopment plan won't change that. The Fairmount Grille is doing great though so bring on something new in Annabelle's and the Hyde and momentum will start to build!

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As in, the landlord changed the locks on them one day because they had stopped paying the rent.

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A lot of working class white folks would prefer to eat at a chain restaurant on Route 1 in Dedham versus supporting restaurants and businesses in their own neighborhood. People don't realize how much they hurt their local businesses when they are always searching for the next best deal. Plus the local restaurants so more of their spending locally versus the national chains, which source nationally, even internationally.

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