Barney Fanning's in Downtown Boston Is Becoming Broadside
[Ed note: This article was updated on April 19 to reflect the fact that Broadside is currently undergoing renovations.]
A couple of months ago, we reported that the people behind a closed Irish pub in Boston's Financial District are moving into the space where another Irish spot had been, with the plan being to rename the place--and possibly using the name of the shuttered spot. Now we have learned that while the name of the spot is indeed changing, it is actually a brand new name.
Based on an article in The Boston Globe about restaurants and bars that have temporarily closed due to burst sprinkler pipes, Barney Fanning's on Broad Street is going to be called Broadside, and it appears that the owners of The Times are still behind the place. In September, both The Times and The Littlest Bar were forced out of their homes (also on Broad Street) to make way for new development, with the people behind The Times taking over Barney Fanning's in December. It had been thought by some that the name would eventually change from Barney Fanning's to The Times, but as confirmed on its Facebook page, it is going to be called Broadside.
As soon as we find out more about Broadside, including what kinds of food and drink will be offered, we will post an update here.
The address for Broadside is 99 Broad Street, Boston, MA, 02110
[April 19 update: According to a Facebook post from the place, Broadside is undergoing renovations and it is hoping to open on April 27.]
[April 27 update: A new Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that Broadside will likely not be opening today, and that it mentions that "We should probably aim for a Cinco De Mayo opening party."]
[May 16 update: Eater Boston states that Broadside is now open.]
Update: Barney Fanning's in Downtown Boston Taken Over by The Times
Barney Fanning's in Boston's Financial District Is Apparently Closing; The Times Planning to Move In
The Littlest Bar and The Times in Boston Being Forced Out to Make Way for Development
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