Friday, October 02, 2015

Sonny's Pub and Restaurant in Dorchester's Adams Village May Be Replaced by Industry

A restaurant and bar in Dorchester that has been around for nearly 50 years may be closing down, and a new spot is looking to take over the space.

According to a licensing board hearing notice sent by a source, Sonny's Pub & Restaurant in the Adams Village area is petitioning to transfer its business to a place called Industry, with Martin Davis being the manager of the proposed spot. No other information is given in the notice other than the fact that the new place is looking to receive Sonny's liquor license and that it would be open until 1:00 AM.

[October 14 update: Universal Hub reports that the proposed Industry looks to be a neighborhood dining and drinking spot that would not be all that different from Sonny's, though new features would include the ability to change part of the dining area into a private space for events, and the front of the bar being replaced by windows that open in the warmer months. UH also notes that Martin Davis comes from the now-closed Littlest Bar in downtown Boston, with the other owner being David Arrowsmith.]

Sonny's is a neighborhood dining and drinking spot that is known in part for its pizza and steak tips; according to our source, it first opened in 1968.

The address for Sonny's (and the proposed Industry) is 750 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA, 02122. The website for Sonny's can be found at

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