The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Darryl's Corner Bar owner Nia Grace to open what her attorney called "a supper club and speakeasy with a full menu" in the Seaport Square complex. Read more.
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The Simmons Voice reports that LGBTQ Nightlife Events, which has been running queer nights at local clubs over the last few years, is getting ready to settle down with a permanent home on Boylston Street in the Back Bay - in a town that has mostly seen gay and queer venues disappear over the past decade. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Cambridge Street restaurant, bar and music tavern closes for good on March 31.
Mayor Wu today announced her pick as Boston's inaugural director of nightlife economy: Corean Reynolds, whose job will include figuring out how to make Boston more enticing for both long-time residents and the post-graduate set deciding whether to stay here through a more vibrant, diverse nightlife - in a city where neighborhood groups, even downtown, often do their darndest to resist anything that might interfere with rolling up the sidewalks when their members are ready for bed. Read more.
Let alone getting a coffee regular at at a nearby Dunk's: Read more.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge interviews Bryant Jordan, author of The Shadow King, a Charlestown-based gangsta story set in 1974, so of course both busing and Whitey Bulger are involved.
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That the Regal Cinemas have closed was not the biggest surprise - we knew it was going to happen - but the way it suddenly shut down this weekend was - some people had pre-bought tickets for the latest Ant-Man and the Wasp movie and everything. Also, you can tell the people who own Regal don't know Boston based on what they consider is in the vicinity of the Fenway.
The Boston Sun reports on the musical at Boston University’s Wheelock Family Theatre.
A former Brighton Man saw this scene on "The Last of Us" (you know, fungus-driven zombies battle for control of Boston) and immediately thought:
how Bumble/Hinge/Tinder folks in Boston look at you when you live in Allston Brighton this photo was taken in Oak Square. ppl 4get that
Boston music crisis: Another large rehearsal space set to close, this time in Charlestown, councilor says
On the heels of the shutdown of the Sound Museum in Brighton, the owner of the Charlestown Rehearsal Studio on Terminal Street in Charlestown plans to kick out the musicians who now practice there by June so it can turn the building into a self-storage facility, City Councilor Gabriela Coletta (Charlestown, North End, East Boston) said today. Read more.
Vanyaland reports that, after two decades of being closed, ManRay will re-open on Jan. 18.
Note for young'uns: The club came before the SpongeBob villain.
Jamaica Plain loses another liquor license to the Seaport, for a cineplex, but one JP pub helps secure its future by buying its building
The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to purchase the liquor license of the closed Canary Square in Jamaica Plain for the ten-screen movie complex it wants to open at 60 Seaport Blvd. - the fourth time in four years that a Seaport chain has taken a liquor license out of JP. Read more.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.
A former Salem-area man who is now a full-time Florida Man says the decision of the organizer of a Salem horror-movie series to ban most movies from Florida and Texas in protest over their LGBTQ laws and policies is a horrendous violation of his civil rights - and Constitutional protection of interstate commerce - so he's suing. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a liquor license for Black Market Social, 2136 Washington St. in Roxbury, where Kai and Christopher Grant have already expanded their store space to hold social, arts and business events. Read more.
Legislature agrees to give Boston more liquor licenses, for the Bolling Building in Roxbury and the Strand Theatre in Dorchester
After years of trying for more liquor licenses, Boston is on the verge of getting five more - four specifically for the Bolling Building in Nubian Square and one for the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. Read more.
The partners behind a proposed jazz cafe in the Ferdinand storefront part of the Bolling Building are scheduled for a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday for the permission they need to open a spot for local and national performers - and to serve up local food. read more.
WBUR talks to Skippy White, now 86 and living in Natick and reports on a new album - The Skippy White Story: Boston Soul 1961-1967 - compiled by a musician who found waterlogged records in the basement of White's old Central Square store while cleaning it out.
The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a proposal by Casa Bonita, 1033 Massachusetts Ave., where the Hen House used to be, to add live mariachi music to its Mexican food. Read more.
GBH reports the re-opening of Wally's, two years after the storied Mass. Ave. place closed due to the pandemic. Donations from fans helped support Wally's during the interregnum.
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