Fenway bar whose patron got shot to death to try to re-open as family restaurant
UPDATE: Name change approved.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Who's on First change its name to the Bullpen as part of a transformation into a family-friendly restaurant, complete with tables and booths.
Jack Diamond, attorney for owner Robert Paratore, said the Red Sox, who own the building, have approved the change and that the two sides are negotiating a new lease that would let the new restaurant open.
"It will no longer be a nightclub, a night-life venue," Diamond said, adding the dance floor would also be taken out to make room for tables.
Who's on First has been shut since Thanksgiving, when a customer exiting at closing time was shot to death - by a man police say had also been in the bar earlier in the evening.
In September, two women who say they were in the bar were shot outside at closing time, although Paratore said he could find no evidence they were ever in the bar that night.
In both cases, the licensing board determined the bar did not share any of the blame for the shootings.
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You mean they're not going to name it
Uncle Moe's Family Feedbag?
The Texas Cheesecake
The Texas Cheesecake Depository
"Family Restaurant" is no guarantee of safety
Ask the poor staff at Louis' Restaurant in the Bronx who had to clean up after Michael whacked Sollozzo and Captain McCluskey.
I would go with a more local reference and suggest the 99 Restaurant in Charlestown. The steak tips are a killer.
At least McCluskey got to try
At least McCluskey got to try the veal.
Just like Sweet Caroline's is
Just like Sweet Caroline's is a family restaurant and not a sports-bar which happens to close for renovations every off season.
I thought for sure they'd call it ...
What's on Second. Or maybe just Naturally.
I don't know...
"The Dug Out"
There's already a bar with that name a 10 minute walk away.
Many bars have opened in the
Many bars have opened in the Fenway claiming to be a familly restaurant because next to the long bar, they had two tables and a booth. The thing to do is look at the floor plan and try to find space for high chairs and a diaper table in both bathrooms. It is never there.
Good to see this.
I had buddies who died face down in the muck so we could enjoy our family restaurants.
With so many families moving into all those one and two bedroom developments in Boston, this establishment should do a booming business.
Bring back the Ground Round and all will be well.
Maybe a Chuckee Cheesburger..
Maybe a Chuckee Cheesburger.......