Saturday, July 06, 2013

Anthony's Pier 4 Gets Ready to Close; Reopening in New Space Remains a Possibility

A couple of years ago, we reported that a landmark Boston restaurant that has been around for 50 years was going to be closing at some point, with the dining spot possibly moving to another location. Now we have learned that the place will be shuttering next month, though a reopening nearby continues to be a possibility.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Anthony's Pier 4 in the city's Seaport District will shut its doors in August, as a large new development is slated for the area in which the restaurant currently resides. The article mentions that Anthony's, which was established by Anthony Athanas and had once been among the most profitable dining spots in the entire country, has seen a drop in business over recent times, and with the opening of a number of hot and trendy eateries nearby on the waterfront, it is what the Globe states is "a vestige of a bygone Boston giving way to the new." Although it will be leaving its space for good next month, Anthony's could reopen as a smaller restaurant in one of the new buildings that will be coming to the site. (Their other spots--Hawthorne by the Sea in Swampscott and Anthony's Cummaquid Inn in Yarmouth Port--will remain open, according to the article.)

[July 25 update: Based on a post within the Chowhound site, it looks like Anthony's Pier 4 is closing at the end of business hours on July 31. An earlier Zagat article seems to confirm this, as it indicates that July 31 is the last day it is taking reservations, with the restaurant being shuttered August 1.]

The address for the soon-to-close Anthony's in the Seaport District is: Anthony's Pier 4, 140 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210.

[Earlier Article]
Anthony's Pier 4 in Boston to Close; May Reopen in New Spot

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