Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Durgin-Park Space at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace Has Been Sold

[Ed note: This article was edited on July 24 to reflect the fact that the space--not the actual restaurant--has been sold. Thanks to food writer MC Slim JB for pointing this out on the Chowhound site.]

The space that houses a landmark Boston restaurant that has been in business for nearly 200 years has been sold.

The Boston Herald is reporting that New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. has purchased the Durgin-Park space (not the restaurant itself) for $4 million. The well-known Faneuil Hall eatery will apparently remain as is, with the Herald stating that the restaurant "expects to keep on cooking with its long-term lease still in effect." Ark Restaurants has owned the actual Durgin-Park restaurant since 2007--and it appears that they will continue to do so--while the seller of the restaurant space is a partnership including members of the Kelley family (the former operators of Durgin-Park before Ark bought it).

Durgin-Park first opened in 1827, though the space had been used as a dining spot since 1742, according to the restaurant's website. The eatery offers classic American and regional New England fare, including fish cakes, chicken pot pie, clam rolls, pot roast, prime rib of beef, steamed lobsters, Boston schrod, roast stuffed turkey, and Indian pudding. The dining spot is also known in part for its surly waitstaff.

The address for Durgin-Park is: Durgin-Park, 340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA, 02109.

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