Friday, December 23, 2022

Update: Cathedral Station in Boston's South End Is Not Closing After All, As the Proposed Dispensary May Open Next Door

Earlier today, it was reported that a neighborhood sports bar that is popular with the local LGBT community might be shutting down but now it appears that this is not the case after all.

A post by Michael Ratty within the South End Community Board Facebook group page indicated that he found out Cathedral Station on Washington Street may be replaced by a dispensary, with Leslie Seaton (who is the President of the East Berkeley Neighborhood Association) saying in the thread that the dining and drinking spot was indeed planning to close, and she posted a Zoom link to a January 3 EBNA meeting on the dispensary proposal. (Ratty also tweeted about the closure as well.) There has since been conflicting information on social media about this, including the possibility that there was confusion as to the address and that the dispensary may be going in next door instead. As soon as we get more clarification on this, we will post another update. 

Cathedral Station first opened in 2014, taking over the space that had been home to the Red Fez, a Middle Eastern restaurant that had been open since 1940 (it reopened in 2002 after being closed for a number of years).

The address for Cathedral Station is 1222 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02118. Its website can be found at

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]

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