A man who was involved in the mass purchase of Boston dives a few years back has filed plans with the city to re-open the seemingly dead-and-buried Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on a proposal by Julius Sokol of East Boston to re-open the venerable Germanish beer and piano bar on Stuart Street, which seems to signal that plans to convert the water-ravaged space into a marijuana shop have gone up in smoke. The water came from efforts by firefighters in 2018 to put out a fire in the building's upper floors.
Technically, next Wednesday's hearing is on a request from the owner of the old Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street to sell its liquor license to Sokol.
Sokol was part of an investment group that bought up the buildings housing such dives as Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street in 2018.
The marijuana proposal, which never even got a hearing before the Boston Cannabis Board, was made by a venture affiliated with Boston Ballroom, which owns Club Royale in the Theater District.
Sokol's proposal is now the third for the space. In 2019, another concern proposed turning it into a sports bar.