Beacon Hill News: Beacon Hill Pub to be converted to a fine dining restaurant
The redevelopment of the Beacon Hill Pub came one step closer to reality last week when the proposal’s latest iteration garnered a vote of non-opposition from the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee.
The applicant, Brookline-based City Realty d/b/a The Greatest Boston Bar Company, now intends to transform the four-story building at 147-149 Charles St. that is home to the longstanding neighborhood watering hole and six residential units into a street-level restaurant with a bar and nine residential units, along with a new three-story addition at the rear of the property.
Unlike the Beacon Hill Pub, which currently has live music and closes at 2 a.m. while offering no food services, the new establishment will be a restaurant with no live music that closes at midnight. Babak Bina, a well-established neighborhood restaurateur who, with his sister, Azita Bina-Seibel, owns and operates the Bin 26 Enoteca at 26 Charles St., will be at the helm of the new fine-dining establishment.
Yet despite the largely positive feedback that the applicant’s plan to redevelop the property has received from the neighborhood, Clemens said, “A lot of people will lament the passing of the Beacon Hill Pub.”
The “BHP” has long been a regular stop on bachelor party pub-crawls , Clemens said, and many people’s first memories of visiting the bar include having to cart the groom-to-be away at the end of a long night on the town.
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Source: Beacon Hill Times