Friday, August 29, 2014

Cactus Club in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed

A popular Mexican restaurant and bar in the Back Bay of Boston has shuttered, and it appears that this may be a permanent closure, though this has not been completely confirmed as of yet.

Earlier this week, a Twitter poster said that the Cactus Club on Boylston Street  has "shut down for good," with another post wondering if the eating and drinking spot had definitely closed. Subsequent calls to the place have gone unanswered, and a check by @BostonTweet indicates that there is mail outside the door. A nearby business also sent a note today saying that it has "indeed closed," though no other details have been given. While it appears that the Cactus Club has likely left the space, it is not known if there is a chance it may reopen, or possibly move elsewhere; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

[August 29 update: A note from the Cactus Club mentions that the restaurant closed because they were not able to negotiate a reasonable rent for the space.]

[September 2 update: The Boston Globe states that the Cactus Club may not be gone forever after all, as its owner is searching for a new space for the restaurant.]

[February 20, 2015 update: According to a licensing board page within the City of Boston website, the Cactus Club is petitioning to transfer its license to the Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront, which is located in the North End.]

The Cactus Club has been in business since the 1980s, featuring Mexican and Tex-Mex food, along with margaritas and other drink options.

The address for this now-closed Mexican restaurant in the Back Bay is: Cactus Club Restaurant and Bar, 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115.

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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