Thursday, March 29, 2018

Group Behind McGreevy’s Opening Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos in Our House East Space in Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on April 24 to reflect new information given, including the fact that two new spots will move into the space.]

It looks like a new restaurant/bar is replacing a watering hole that has been a popular spot with students, and the team behind a Back Bay bar--and a few other places--appears to be behind it as well.

According to a job post within the Craigslist site, a "new joint" is on its way to Gainsborough Street near Northeastern University, with the address indicating that it will be taking over the Our House East space. A check on the Our House East Facebook page indicates that a "farewell tour" took place earlier and that it apparently shut down a couple of weeks ago, with a post there saying that they were planning to "close the doors to Our House East and open two new places!" The website for McGreevy's on Boylston Street shows that Our House East had come under their ownership at some point in time (possibly last year), with the team also being behind Lion's Tail in the South End's Ink Block area and Lower Mills Tavern and Yellow Door Taqueria in Dorchester's Lower Mills. Brian O'Donnell and Ken Casey (the latter of whom is a member of Dropkick Murphys) are two of the people involved in McGreevy's and the other places.

The address for the former Our House East is 52 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115.

[April 24 update: According to a press release, Brian O'Donnell and Ken Casey will be opening Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos in the former Our House East space, with the former being an "urban, rustic tavern" and the latter being a "chic, bordello-evoking taco bar." The emails mentions that Taniya Nayak is the interior designer while Chuck Hitchcock is another partner and the General Manager, with Andrew White (Church, Summer Shack) being Executive Chef for both and Adam Ford (Pabu, Tiger Mama) overseeing the bar program. Expect Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos to debut sometime in May, according to the release.]

[May 17 update: A new press release says that Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos open on Monday, May 21, and that the former is still being called an "urban, rustic tavern" while the latter is now being called a "gritty, gótico-chic, taco bar."]

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