A company that is opening a medical-marijuana dispensary in East Boston said it has a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy BC dive Mary Ann's on Beacon Street and rebuild the decrepit place into a contemporary pot shop serving both recreational and medical marijuana users. Read more.
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A group of real-estate investors who recently bought Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam in the Theater District told the Boston Licensing Board today that the only changes they will make to the watering holes is to hire new managers - including one better known for running more upscale eateries in JP. Read more.
Investor group buys buildings housing venerable dives in Cleveland Circle, Theater District, Beacon Hill
A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing 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. Read more.
The owner of a Cleveland Circle pizza place with a beer and wine license says a new computerized scanner has finally brought his months of problems with underage BC students getting drinks under control. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk puts your fevered worries to rest: They're just doing some renovations, not suddenly closing forever.
Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle does not dispute that a 19-year-old BC student got caught with a draft beer in her hand around 12:10 a.m. on Aug. 31.
But was she drunk? The Boston Licensing Board will have to decide that on Thursday when it considers citations issued the bar that morning for both allowing a minor to be in possession of alcohol and serving alcohol to an intoxicated minor. Read more.
After several decades of annoying neighbors, Cleveland Circle bar gets at least a couple weeks to figure out how to make things right
A contentious Boston Licensing Board hearing on the future of Mary Ann's on Beacon Street ended with the board chairwoman agreeing to give the bar some time to develop a plan to address longstanding neighborhood concerns about everything from the bar's lack of windows to the young inebriates residents say pour out of the place at 2 a.m. and run roughshod over their lawns, yards and front steps.
Board to consider cutting hours at Cleveland Circle bar that keeps getting cited for serving underage BC students
The Boston Licensing Board travels to Cleveland Circle next week for an unusual hearing on whether to reduce the hours at Mary Ann's, the Beacon Street watering hole that can now stay open until 2 a.m.
The board, which normally only holds hearings during the day at City Hall, will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the community room at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., according to a notice from D-14 Capt. Wayne Lanchester.
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.
At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner immediately noticed "several small groups of patrons" who appeared to be too young to be quaffing suds legally.
Mary Ann's - yes, that Mary Ann's - now has a Twitter account. Some Twittery reaction: