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The hits keep on coming: McGreevy's on Boylston Street gone for good

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'Nuf Ced

EDIT: Also, good on Ken. "He wanted rent for April, May, and June." Once again, to quote my dad: "Here, let me bend over and (expletive) it out for you."

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Expect to get paid for services that he provided?

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Blood stone, etc. See also the scene in Field of Dreams where Ray's brother-in-law gives him the business.

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Because it’s not like the bar was open that whole time. Obviously the landlord should be paid, but could have worked out payments over time or something. But hey, I’m sure another bar will move right into the space and flourish.

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That's a shame! Lots of fun times with friends were had there!

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we won't need the licensing board much longer.

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What happens to the license?

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Shipping up to a Boston (Seaport high end corporate restaurant)

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What will the demand for the licenses be?

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And if there's any kind of post-covid injection of incentives to jumpstart local businesses, you can bet one of the first things they do is start printing more liquor licenses.

People will get screwed, and "no" it isn't fair, but if Boston loosens restrictions and our nightlife and restaurant industries become more like NYC and less like Pennsylvania Dutch Country, I think ultimately the city will be much better off because of it.

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This license is probably one of the $400k type so they can hold it as an asset as long as they use it somewhere within a certain amount of time IIRC. Two of their three remaining restaurants are in Lower Mills, maybe they'll open another spot down there. It might make managing them a bit easier or more efficient with three close to each other.

Even if they stay with opening another restaurant more downtown it could be a smart move to shutter now. I'm sure they could get a pretty favorable lease by waiting and shopping the many vacancies with the ability to pounce on the right one.

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The place was so forced and corny and designed for what suburban fans "thought" was a real Boston bar.

See ya.

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Vibe was mostly chill, drinks served cold, bartenders friendly, music decent, trivia night had a good crowd. As someone who lives in the city, it was a good option to have available. Did I take my suburban relatives there when they came in for a Sox game? Sure, but so what. Curious, what do you consider 'a real' Boston bar then? Nearby I prefer Corner Tavern to McGreevy's, but can't see how they'll be able to survive the pandemic either.

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This space was formerly Dad’s Beantown Diner.

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The nerve of that evil landlord wanting rent, as if he needs to pay real estate taxes or something. It's not like the owners made money for years and were independently wealthy before opening the place.

/s

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Sigh.

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I found this while trying to look up the owner so I could take a shot at the Dropkick guy for living in Hingham just like his landlord.

https://www.cityofboston.gov/assessing/search/?pid=0503102000

Update: the owners appear to split time between Nantucket and Palm Beach, but in 'modest' $1-2m homes in each place (which strikes me as pretty low on the scale of real estate personal wealth honestly)

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There's two restaurants and a bunch of apartments on the property. It's not like that one restaurant was the only revenue stream coming in to cover that property tax bill.

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there are still some families of relatively modest means that still own those buildings.

i cant speak for this address specifically but you can't just expect a landlord to "wave off" tens of thousands in rent of a street level Boylston St. address just because of other units they have.

And who's to say they already haven't worked out deals with those renters?

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The comment I replied to makes it sound like the $54k tax was just on the building McGreevy's was in but if you follow the link it's for the two adjacent restaurants and the units above them.

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It's a lot of money to pay if you aren't getting rent! Commercial real estate requires some deep pockets to ride out the downtimes. Drop Kick Guy might have more money than his landlord for all we know.

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