Update: Barney Fanning's in Downtown Boston Taken Over by The Times
[Ed note: This article was updated on December 15 to reflect new information given.]
In August, we reported that an Irish pub in Boston's Financial District was possibly closing, and that another Irish spot was looking to move into the space. Now we have confirmed that this has indeed happened.
According to an article from Eater Boston, Barney Fanning's on Broad Street shut its doors for good on December 10, while The Times has taken over the space. A Facebook post from The Times says that "we are now the proud owners of Barney Fannings," though the Facebook for Barney Fanning's mentions that the new owners will be renaming the spot, so it appears that it will be called The Times. (A message has been sent to The Times to try to confirm this.)
[December 15 update: A message from The Times indicates that the place will continue to operate as Barney Fanning's until renovations are done, at which point it will apparently change over to The Times.]
Both The Times and The Littlest Bar were located on Broad Street (basically across the street from Barney Fanning's) until being forced out to make way for new development in September. At the time, it looked like both might be moving into new homes, though there has been no word on the status of The Littlest Bar since then.
The address for the now-closed Barney Fanning's (and The Times) is 99 Broad Street, Boston, MA, 02110.
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