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By adamg - 4/13/23 - 12:28 pm
Taking down the Jacob Wirth sign

Pilotblock South End watched workers today removing stuff from the old Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street - including its large sign, but also items from inside, such as a host stand, possibly as part of renovations to bring the place back to life. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:24 am

The re-birth of the historic Jacob Wirth German restaurant on Stuart Street might coincide with end of the historic Marliave French and Italian restaurant at Bosworth and Province streets. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 5:13 pm

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. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:27 pm
The new look of Jacob Wirth

Royalty's vision of a cannabis shop where Jacob Wirth is now.

A marijuana entrepreneur tried to convince skeptical Chinatown residents tonight that turning the decaying former Jacob Wirth restaurant into a state-of-the-art cannabis concern would benefit local groups, give jobs to people harmed by the war on drugs and save a national landmark. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 4:16 pm

The Boston Office of Neighborhood Services will hold an online meeting next week on a proposal to convert the shuttered Jacob Wirth restaurant on Stuart Street into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth

No more piano singalongs: Two restaurant operators are seeking to lease the old Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street and turn it into a more modern sports bar named JW's Sports Bar and Restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 12:12 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the current owners of the iconic Stuart Street restaurant have filed a request to sell their license to a new ownership group that lists the same address for their proposed restaurant. Jacob Wirth has been shut since sustaining water damage from firefighters putting out a blaze on a floor above it last June.

By adamg - 7/13/18 - 3:23 pm

Alex Goldstein forwards the news that Mel Stiller, who has long led Friday-night singalongs at Jacob Wirth, will be playing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace until the restaurant recovers from water damage from a June 10 fire a couple floors up.

Stiller will play on an outdoor piano near Durgin Park and J.J. Donovan's, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on four straight Fridays, starting on July 20.

By adamg - 5/30/17 - 5:17 pm
Fishy Boston parking ticket

Seen today in the window of Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street.

By adamg - 10/14/06 - 10:40 am

Belting one out

A group of local bloggers (including ye humble scribe) spent last night singing along with Mel Stiller at Jacob Wirth's.

Above, a kilted Bruce from mAss Backwards waits for the next verse of the song of the moment. Bruce was the life of the party, singlehandly out-singing an entire table of young women. Then again, he used to be a Friday-night regular at the sing-along; he even designed the cover on Stiller's lyric books.

At one point, a woman at the bar came over to compliment him on his singing and to ask what he does that he developed such a good voice. "It's his opera background," I said. "You're an opera singer? No, really, what do you do?" she asked. "I'm in construction management," he said. She refused to believe that somebody with such a good voice could be in construction management. But she didn't believe our next suggestion, either, that he was a cop.

Also there was Jen Stewart, Mats from Internet128 and a couple of other folks whose names I didn't get. The Margolis brothers also came; they spent most of the night to my far right, talking to Scott Allen Miller, who I think called me the token liberal, what with one of the Blue Mass. Group guys begging out at the last minute due to a cold (Miller missed David Bernstein of the Phoenix).

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