Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hurricane O'Reilly's Near Boston's North Station Sold to The Briar Group

It looks like a well-known Boston bar that is popular with sports fans is going to be sold to a new owner.

According to a media source, Hurricane O'Reilly's by North Station and TD Garden is slated to change ownership pending approval by the city, with the information given indicating that Glynn Hospitality would transfer ownership of the Canal Street spot to "150 Canal Street Inc." Our source indicates that the proposed manager would be Austin O'Connor, who heads up The Briar Group, so it appears that they are taking it over.

In addition to Hurricane O'Reilly's, Glynn Hospitality also operates The Black Rose, Brownstone, Central Wharf, Cleary's, Coogan's, Dillon's, the Granary Tavern, Sports Grille, and Sterling's, while The Briar Group runs Anthem, Brew, City Bar, City Table, Gather, Glass House, The Green Briar, The Harp, K2, Ned Devine's, O'Connor's, and Solas.

The address for Hurricane O'Reilly's is 150 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114. It's website can be found at https://www.hurricaneoreillysboston.com/

[August 27 update: A licensing board hearing page within the city of Boston website confirms that Hurricane O'Reilly's has petitioned to transfer its license to a new owner, with Austin O'Connor indeed being the manager listed, though no specific information on plans for the space has been given.]

[August 31 update: Eater Boston confirms that Hurricane O'Reilly's is indeed being sold to The Briar Group.]

[December 13 update: A check on its website and social media pages indicates that The Briar Group has taken over Hurricane O'Reilly's and that it is open for business as usual and under the same name for now.]

[December 18 update: Eater Boston states that Hurricane O'Reilly's will become Hurricane's at the Garden next month and that the space is currently undergoing renovations (it will remain open as changes are made), with the updated menu including salads, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and more along with 16 draft lines and a full bar.]

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