Monday, December 21, 2015

Residential Tower Proposed at Site of Atlantic Beer Garden and The Whiskey Priest in Boston's Seaport District

Yet another new development may be on its way to the Seaport District of Boston, and it would be built where a couple of bars currently reside.

According to a Twitter post from @SteveAdamsTweet of Banker & Tradesman, the Cronin Group/Cronin Holdings has proposed an "iconic" 22-story residential tower at the site of Atlantic Beer Garden and The Whiskey Priest where Northern Avenue and Seaport Boulevard meet, with the renderings showing what appears to be restaurant/retail space on the ground floor. It appears to be too early to know about the exact future of Atlantic Beer Garden or The Whiskey Priest if the tower is approved; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here. (The Cronin Group operates both places.)

Atlantic Beer Garden and The Whiskey Priest took over the former Eastern Pier II/Seaport Bar and Grille space approximately seven years ago; in addition to these two spots, the Cronin Group also runs such places as Jerry Remy's, Temazcal, and Tony C's.

[December 21 update: An article from Banker & Tradesman says that the two bars would be "demolished" to make way for the new tower, though it is still not known whether they might reopen within the development. (The post also says that there would be restaurant and retail space on the first two floors of the tower.)]

[August 10, 2016 update: The Boston Globe is now reporting that The Conservation Law Foundation may sue Cronin Holdings over the proposal for a tower at the site of Atlantic Beer Garden and The Whiskey Priest because of possible violations of state law concerning public access and development along the shore.]

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