Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Ginger Man May Be Coming to Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood

A tavern with locations in New York City and Texas is looking to open a new spot in one of Boston's hottest neighborhoods for dining out.

The Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog is reporting (via The Boston Herald) that The Ginger Man is planning on opening in the Fort Point area, with the proposed eating and drinking establishment looking at a location on Congress Street. The Herald says that this will be the second time that the bar has tried to come to the neighborhood, as it had attempted to open on Farnsworth Street a couple of years back, only to have it fall through due to concerns from residents in the area. The folks behind The Ginger Man do have a signed lease for the 6,000-square-foot spot on Congress Street, but have not yet received a liquor license (the Boston Licensing Board will meet on a possible license transfer and planned 2:00 AM closing time for the place next week). If the restaurant and bar is able to open in Fort Point, expect farm-to-table fare as well as an extensive array of beers on tap and in bottles.

[February 5 update: A Licensing Board page on the City of Boston website indicates that the group behind the now-closed Purple Shamrock in Boston are seeking to transfer the pub's liquor license to The Ginger Man. (The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 12.)]

[January 23, 2015 update: A new Licensing Board page on the City of Boston site says that The Ginger Man is now looking to open on State Street where the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill had been until recently closing. This may mean that the Congress Street space fell through, though this has not been confirmed as of yet.]

Currently, The Ginger Man has a location on E 36th Street in Manhattan, as well as in Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, Plano, and Southlake (all in Texas).

The address for this proposed tavern in Fort Point is 374 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210.