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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 3:03 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a resolution that calls on the city to change the name of Faneuil Hall because Peter Fanueil was a slave owner. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 11:54 am
Dinosaur at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Try to guess how many school kids this dinosaur could eat.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 11:48 am

The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that J.J. Donovan's Tavern in Faneuil Hall Marketplace probably could have handled an incident involving a particularly aggressive patron on Dec. 4 better, but since he was not the one who yanked another customer to the pavement 150 or so feet away, causing possibly permanent injuries, the bar did not warrant any sanctions. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 2:13 pm

A Boston firefighter who was a regular at a Faneuil Hall bar slammed a Connecticut man to the ground outside, possibly leaving him with limited mobility for the rest of his life, even though neither knew the other - or had anything to do with some scuffling that had occurred both in and just outside the bar not long before, police, bar workers and the man and his family told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/22 - 4:54 pm

WFXT reports that Robert Buckley, 43, of Plymouth, arraigned Monday on charges he slammed a 68-year-old man to the ground outside J.J. Donovan's early Sunday, is a Boston firefighter who has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of his case.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 12/7/22 - 4:03 pm

A Plymouth man was ordered held in lieu of $2,000 bail today on charges he threw a 68-year-old man to the ground in front of J.J. Donovan's Tavern early Sunday, leaving his victim with a serious neck injury and a large forehead gash, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 3:30 pm
Quincy Market tree

Lisa Green got a gander at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Christmas tree being delivered today. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/22 - 10:57 am
Map showing decreases in foot traffic downtown, especially in the Financial District

City report illustrates part of the problem downtown.

The mayor's office released a report today on revitalizing downtown after Covid to make it more of a walking neighborhood with lots more residents, tourists and, yes, office workers, and with more things for them to do, even 24/7, like in other world-class cities, instead of a place where residents fight late-night tacos. Read more.

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.

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