Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Initial Plans to Reopen The Pour House in Boston's Back Bay Fall Through; Search for Prospective Operator of Space Continues

[Ed note: This article was updated on January 27 to reflect new information on the Pour House space.]

A couple of months ago, it was reported that rumors about one of Boston's best-known bars were coming true and that it would indeed be returning. Now we have learned that plans to reopen it have hit what appears to be a temporary stumbling block.

According to two sources, it is no longer a given that The Pour House will reopen in its former space in the Back Bay after all, though another source has subsequently told us that it--or another dining/drinking spot could still come to the space. In addition, a article mentions that building owner Charles Talanian says while negotiations with one potential operator fell through, there are other prospective operators in the pipeline, with Talanian indicating that it is possible a bar similar to The Pour House or an upscale restaurant could move in.

Back in September of 2020, The Pour House announced that it would not be reopening, though a couple of days later word came out that it could actually be reborn, and in November of 2021, we learned that it was reportedly planning to open back up under new management.

The Pour House, which first opened approximately 35 years ago, is one of several dining and drinking spots along Boylston Street that have closed down over the past couple of years.

The address for The Pour House was 907 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115.

[February 10 update: According to a source (and confirmed by a licensing board hearing notice), a new hearing on the proposed reopening of The Pour House is on the agenda this month, with the new manager listed (Steven Brooks) being the COO of C. Talanian Realty Co.]

[Earlier Articles]
The Pour House in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed
The Pour House in Boston's Back Bay May Be Reopening
The Pour House in Boston's Back Bay Plans to Return

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

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