Monday, October 21, 2013

Kitty O'Shea's in Boston's Financial District to Be Replaced by Bostonia Public House

An Irish pub in the heart of downtown Boston is closing, with a new pub moving into the space.

According to a PDF file from the Boston Licensing Board, Kitty O'Shea's on State Street in the Financial District is petitioning to transfer its liquor license to a new spot called the Bostonia Public House, which will be at the same address. Currently, there is very little information on the new pub, other than the fact that the manager is John Fitzgerald and the name of the company behind it is Clover Ventures.

Kitty O'Shea's is part of a group of Irish pubs that includes locations in Paris and Brussels; the first location of Kitty's opened in Dublin in the early 1980s.

[October 31 update: According to a number of posts on the pub's Facebook page, Kitty O'Shea's is now closed.]

[January 10, 2014 update: Eater Boston states that Bostonia Public House is planning to open in February, with the spot being "a new casually upscale dining and social space" that is "cheeky and sophisticated."]

[March 11, 2014 update: The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe indicates that Bostonia Public House is now hoping to open in early April, and that the chef will be Kyle Ketchum of the now-closed Woodward at Ames in Boston.]

[April 14, 2014 update: Eater Boston mentions that Bostonia Public House opens this Thursday (April 17).]

[April 17, 2014 update: A Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that Bostonia Public House opens at 4:00 PM today.]

The address for Kitty O'Shea's (and the upcoming Bostonia Public House) is 131 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109.