Thursday, March 21, 2013

Remington's in Downtown Boston Is Closing; Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault to Move

It appears that a restaurant in downtown Boston is closing, and a comedy club downstairs from it will need to find a new home.

According to Craig Caplan, who is President of the Downtown Crossing Vending Association and is affiliated with The REAL Downtown Crossing Page on Facebook (with further information coming from other sources), the lease for Remington's and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault on Boylston Street is not going to be renewed, so Remington's will shutter, while Dick Doherty's will be looking to move to another location. The dining spot and comedy club have been in the space (which is owned by Emerson College) across from Boston Common for nearly 30 years.

[March 26 update: The Boston Business Journal is now reporting that Remington's has been given a three-month reprieve by Emerson College, so it will remain open at least through June. In addition, we have also received confirmation that Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault will be open at least through June as well.]

[June 26 update: A poster on our Twitter page states that Remington's will be closing on Sunday, June 30, and a Facebook post on Dick Doherty's Facebook page seems to confirm this, as the page shows that the last Beantown Comedy Riot at the Vault will take place tomorrow night (Thursday, June 27). The Facebook page also mentions that Doherty will apparently start to book shows at Howl at the Moon on High Street in the Financial District beginning in mid-July. (It is not known if Remington's will be moving to a new space; as soon as we find out one way or the other, we will post an update here.)]

[June 27 update: It has been confirmed that Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault will be closing on Sunday, June 30 along with Remington's, and as mentioned yesterday, Doherty will start booking shows at Howl at the Moon in the middle of July. (Remington's status is still unknown.)]

[July 15 update: A note sent to us on Facebook indicates that Dick Doherty's Comedy Den will have its grand opening below Howl at the Moon at 184 High Street this Thursday (July 18).]

The address for Remington's and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault is 124 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the comedy club can be found at http://beantowncomedy.com



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