Confirmed: Roggie's in Brighton Is Closed for Good; Agoro's to Replace It
[Ed note: This article was updated on October 15 to reflect confirmation that Agoro's will be taking over Roggie's space, pending approval by the city of Boston]
It looks like a troubled watering hole and pizza spot that has been a popular hangout for college students will now never reopen--and the owners of a pizzeria south of Boston may be taking it over.
Universal Hub is reporting that Dimitrios and Nicholas Liakos of Agoro's in Somerset have an agreement to purchase the space in Brighton where Roggie's has been, with the site becoming a second location of its family-friendly pizzeria pending approval by the neighborhood and the city. Roggie's has been closed since last spring when the city shut it down after an incident involving a customer; according to reports, the patron fell down the stairs of the Chestnut Hill Avenue bar, with the owner allegedly having workers place the badly-injured person in an alleyway, then the owner reportedly tampered with the video-surveillance system.
According to UH, the owners of Agoro's are asking the Brighton Allston Improvement Association to back their bid for a beer and wine license transfer from Roggie's to their proposed eatery.
Roggie's first opened back in the mid-1990s.
The address for the proposed Agoro's is 356 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA, 02135. The website for their original shop in Somerset can be found at http://agorospizza.com/
[October 15 update: An article from The Heights confirms that Agoro's is indeed moving into the space where Roggie's has been, with the owner of Roggie's also saying that the deal on the lease has been made. The post mentions that the setup of the new spot will be similar to that of Roggie's, with pizza being offered on one side and a sports bar and grill set up on the other. The owners of Agoro's are now waiting for the city of Boston to approve a liquor license, with the restaurant hoping to be open by January of 2016 if all goes as planned.]
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