Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The Beacon of Framingham Suspends Operations

A restaurant and bar in MetroWest that has rebranded a couple of times over the past year--and which has been the site of some trouble in the past--has closed for the time being, and it is not known what will happen to the place.

According to an article in Wicked Local, The Beacon of Framingham is shuttered, with the owner saying "Stay tuned to our Facebook (page) at 'The Beacon of Framingham' to be notified of pop-up events and dinner concerts," though no further comments were given. The space in which The Beacon resides had once been home to Angry Ham's, a dining and drinking spot that opened in 2016 and included former Boston Bruins player Lyndon Byers as a partner; several incidents occurred at the place that resulted in suspensions of its liquor license, including a fight in the parking lot that was never reported to the police, another fight where a doorman was hit in the head by a rock, and two underage customers drinking there. Angry Ham's changed to Beacon Street Bar & Grill last year and tried to clean up its image and become a more family-friendly place, but it rebranded again earlier this year, becoming a spot for  "performance and culture, a great place for 'dinner and a show,' and a place to go dancing," according to Wicked Local.

As soon as we find out more about the exact status of The Beacon of Framingham, we will post an update here.

The address for The Beacon of Framingham is 2 Beacon Street, Framingham, MA, 01701.

[August 6 update: The MetroWest Daily News states that The Beacon of Framingham will remain closed and that the building is now up for sale.]

[Earlier Article]
Angry Ham's in Framingham Is Now Beacon Street Bar & Grill

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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