It looks like a new gastropub is coming to East Boston, and it will move into the space where a neighborhood dive bar had been.
The East Boston Times-Free Press is reporting that Peter Ackerman, who owns two locations of Salvatore's, is planning to open a dining and drinking spot called Renegade's Pub in the former Victory Pub space in Orient Heights. The article says that the Bennington Street spot will have seating for 35 and will feature a wide variety of burgers and beer options, and that the space will apparently undergo major renovations before opening.
Last fall, Ackerman took ownership of Salvatore's in downtown Boston along with the Seaport District location, as founder Sal Lupoli transferred ownership of all locations to a few of the restaurant group's managers,
The address for this upcoming gastropub in Orient Heights is: Renegade's Pub, 1004 Bennington Street, Boston, MA, 02128.
Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.
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