Co-Owner of James's Gate Plans to Open The Gate in Jamaica Plain's Egleston Square
A bit more than a year ago, we reported that an Irish pub that once received a "best of" from our sister site had closed its doors. Now we have learned that at least one of its owners may be opening a new spot with a similar name.
According to a source within the restaurant industry, Paul Byrne of the old James's Gate on McBride Street in Jamaica Plain is looking to open a place called The Gate in the Coco's Lounge space on Washington Street in Egleston Square. No specifics on the proposed spot have been given as of yet, though a meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at Curtis Hall on South Street concerning The Gate's request for a transfer of Coco's liquor license and--presumably--the exact plans for the space.
James's Gate was a two-room Irish pub and restaurant owned by Byrne and Christy Page that shut down in September of 2015, with plans for residential development within the space subsequently being announced. The Boston's Hidden Restaurants site had once featured it (and awarded it "best Irish pub" in 2014), with the review being found at the following link:
Coco's Lounge opened in the summer of 2012, moving into the former Old Stag Tavern space.
The address for The Gate will be 3169-3171 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
[January 24, 2017 update: Eater Boston states that The Gate hopes to open sometime in March, and that it will be an Irish pub run by Paul Byrne of the old James's Gate (as mentioned earlier).]
[March 21, 2017 update: A job post within the Craigslist site indicates that The Gate is now hiring line cooks as it gets ready for its grand opening, with the post also saying that it will have seating for 75 and a menu that features upscale pub food.]
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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]