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By adamg - 6/30/22 - 5:37 pm
Aga's Highland Tap sells its liquor license

No more nearly-bare women at Aga's Highland Tap.

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for a hamburger joint that celebriBrit Gordon Ramsay wants to open in the new hotel at Haymarket with a liquor license he's buying from the heirs of Aga's Highland Tap in Nubian Square, as well as plans for a Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville that will replace the old McCormick & Schmick in Faneuil Hall Marketplace with exactly what you'd expect. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/22 - 1:57 pm
Durgin-Park Indian pudding

Imagine this infused with THC.

They could hire grumpy salespeople and sell THC-infused Indian Pudding. A former hedge-fund manager turned potrepreneur and two partners go before the Wharf District Council next week to detail their plans to turn the shuttered Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall Marketplace into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:32 am

People recounts what happened at Faneuil Hall Marketplace yesterday.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 11:01 am

The company that owns the retail space between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Rose Kennedy Greenway says it will soon file detailed plans to add more retail - and office - space and to replace the current steel canopy entrance to the marketplace with a "grand portal" across from Long Wharf to draw even more people in. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:53 am

But the merchants of Faneuil Hall Marketplace urge you to shop there anyway - they could really use the business.

Nova Scotia's annual Christmas tree gift to Boston, however, is on its way.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 10:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the BPDA is telling Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of New York it wants the $2.1 million the company owes in back taxes and it wants it now. The company, which leases the marketplace from the city, and the BPDA and the mayor have clashed in recent months over what the city says is the company's refusal to help marketplace tenants weather the pandemic.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:27 pm

The local beer company reports it's re-opening the taproom it shut in March due to the pandemic, re-opened, them shut again in July because it was getting overloaded with tourists from states with high Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 9:52 am

WBUR reports on the plight of street performers when hardly anybody's on the street.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 10:24 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting on Sept. 17 on the proposal for 1 Faneuil Hall Square, which is that modernish building adjacent to the historic hall and the Sam Adams taproom.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 4:41 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the Cheers in Faneuil Hall Marketplace has shut for good, joining Dick's Last Resort at the other end of the Quincy Market building in leaving for good.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:02 am

Boston Police report arresting a New York man on charges he tried to steal a bicycle from a Commercial Street shop yesterday, threw paving stones through its window when he was foiled and then tried to kick and spit at police officers who caught up with him. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:55 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Dick's Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace has shut for good.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 12:00 pm

Hampshire House Corp., which owns both the original and Faneuil Hall Cheers bars and the 75 on Liberty waterfront bar, this week sued three insurance companies to recoup the losses its incurred since the city and state shut down bars in March due to Covid-19 reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 10:18 am

Gazit Horizons, which owns the newish retail building between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Greenway, the one that wraps around the space where the Faneuil Hall Christmas tree goes, is suing Ann Taylor for the nearly $254,000 it says the women's clothing chain owes for its Loft store there. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 5:35 pm

The BPDA is warning the New York real-estate firm that currently has the lease on the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace - for which it apparently pays the city just $10 a year - that it's going to want the buildings back if the firm doesn't start doing more to help retail tenants hamstrung in recent months by the Covid-19 forced shutdown. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 12:55 pm

Update: Company changes mind - after call from the mayor.

Adrian Walker at the Globe reports that Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., the New York company that manages the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has told the little people who rent its stores and stalls that it sure is a shame about Covid-19 emptying the whole place, but you still need to pay your full rent, and here are a couple links to info about SBA loans.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 7:15 pm
Red Auerbach and Bill Russell wearing masks

Both Red Auerbach and, across Cambridge Street, Bill Russell, were observing Boston's new outside masks policy today, Greg Cook discovered. Mayors Curley and White are also now masked.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:47 pm

Scenery of Boston during the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic Saturday 3/21/2020

So a videographer walked through the Common, the Public Garden and downtown today.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:21 pm
Lonely performer in front of the Quincy Market building

Kevin Wiles, Jr. ran across Joey LeBlanc outside Faneuil Hall today: Read more.

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