One of the nation’s oldest and longest running bars to shutter
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A Boston bar that has been slinging drinks to thirsty yankees for 137 years will soon close.
The owners of Doyle’s Cafe, located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain area, will sell its liquor license for $455,000 to the steakhouse chain Davio’s, Boston Globe reports.
“It’s very sad,’’ Gerry Burke Jr., who with his brothers Ed and Bill purchased the bar from the Doyles in 1969, told the Boston Globe. “I grew up here and I’ve had a wonderful childhood. It’s been my identity for as long as I can remember. It’s a terrible thing and I’m as sad as I can be. But the real estate in JP is as high as it’s going to get and I can’t afford to stay here any more.’’
No closing date has been announced for the bar opened in 1882, but you’d better stop buy for a goodbye beer sooner rather than later.