City Hall Plaza Plans Now Include Beer Garden, But No Restaurant (for Now)
Over the past couple of years, plans for an entertainment complex have been in the works for City Hall Plaza in Boston, and earlier this year, we reported that a restaurant and bar could be part of the plans. Now we have learned that this proposal has fallen through--at least temporarily--though a new proposal may be of interest to those looking to have an adult beverage at the plaza.
According to an article in The Boston Globe, Boston Garden Development Corp. now has a "less ambitious" plan in place for a winter garden at the plaza, with the plans initially including a beer garden, though the earlier proposal for a restaurant is on the shelf for now because of a lack of utilities (including electricity and plumbing) at the site. The first phase of the project would also include 40 to 50 holiday market vendor stalls as well as an ice-skating path, and the proposals for the restaurant along with an "observation wheel" could be revisited at some point in the future.
The Globe says that the beer garden, vendor stalls, and skating path hope to open to the public on the Friday after Thanksgiving of this year, with most of the vendors wrapping up at the end of the year and the rest of the winter garden shutting down around the end of February.
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