Williams Tavern in South Boston Has Closed; Will Be Torn Down to Make Way for Condos
A decades-old bar in South Boston has closed in order to make way for a new condo development.
According to a note from My Diner (which is located next door and is closing this weekend), Williams Tavern has shut down, as the building that has housed both businesses is slated to be torn down this summer and replaced by a residential building. The future of the A Street bar and its neighbor had been in question since last year when it was announced that a developer was purchasing the site.
Williams Tavern first started out in the 1940s, according to a source.
The address for the now-closed Williams Tavern was 92 A Street, Boston, MA, 02127.
[June 17 update: A licensing board hearing notice that was sent by a source indicates that the now-closed Williams Tavern is petitioning to transfer its liquor license to the new development, but it is not known how that license may be used at this point in time. (As mentioned in an earlier article, the proposed retail space for the upcoming residential building is listed as only 536 square feet.)]
[March 3, 2017 update: According to a source, the building in which Williams Tavern and My Diner (which has since reopened in Melrose) resided is in the process of being torn down this week.]
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