Monday, August 31, 2020

Bull McCabe's in Somerville's Union Square Has Closed

A popular pub and music spot in the Union Square section of Somerville has shut down permanently.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Bull McCabe's on Somerville Avenue is no longer in business, with the post from owner Brian Manning saying the following:

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to let you know that, after twelve years in Union Square, Bull McCabe's will not be reopening. The last six months have taken an incredible toll on all of us, and while the restaurant/bar/music venue industry as a whole has been decimated, Mom-and-Pop shops like ours, especially, have been crushed. We're a 780 sq.-ft music venue, not easily-aligned with social distancing, and we have been struggling to stay afloat for a long time. Legal battles, construction, an ever-changing neighborhood, and many other causes have made it increasingly difficult for us over the past few years. We've incurred a large amount of debt, and it is continuing to rise with no income to help knock it down. So, as much as I want to hang on and hope things will bounce back, I can’t afford to, financially or emotionally.

Bull McCabe's first opened in 2008, with the pub featuring a variety of live music along with trivia nights, while offering such food items as clam chowder, wings, burgers, fish and chips, steak tips, and sausage as well as beer, wine, and cocktails.

The address for Bull McCabe's was 366 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143.

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

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