Tuesday, August 02, 2016

New Restaurant to Open within GE Headquarters in Boston's Fort Point; May Pay Homage to The Channel

Design plans for the new General Electric headquarters on Boston's Fort Point Channel have been unveiled, and the plans include a restaurant that may honor a legendary rock club from years ago.

The Boston Globe is reporting that GE's upcoming complex will house a waterfront dining spot on the ground floor that could have a section giving recognition to The Channel, including the possibility of live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The article mentions that the restaurant will be housed in one of the two historic brick warehouses that will be renovated and connected to a new 12-story glass building, with a rendering shown simply saying "bistro" where the dining spot will be.

According to a post from Vanyaland, The Channel first opened on Necco Street in 1980 and featured many big names in rock along with countless local performers until shutting down in 1991, with acts such as The Ramones, Metallica, Iggy Pop, The Pixies, James Brown, The Cars, and New Order playing there. (The club was recently included among VH1's list of most legendary heavy metal clubs of all time.)

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