Shock, bewilderment, frustration, cries for a historic designation -- those are some of the feelings and suggestions that people have uttered since news broke about Doyle's closing on Monday. Quickly, a Save Doyle's Cafe Facebook page was created, and as of Tuesday night, more than 500 people have liked the page. Some folks took to reaching out to the CEO of Davio's, which has an agreement to buy Doyle's liquor license for $455,000. As of Tuesday night, Davio's CEO Steve DiFillippo, had not tweeted any response, after previously stating he didn't know the liquor license was coming from Doyle's. Many folks shared fond memories of Doyle's.
The owner of Doyle's has said the iconic restaurant that first opened in 1882 is closing, and that he has sold the liquor license to a steakhouse. “It’s very sad,’’ said Doyle’s owner Gerry Burke Jr to 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.
The JP Progressives are hosting their annual fundraiser on Dec. 12 and it's going to feature several newly elected sheroes. "Our work this year was extensive, and we are proud of both the results that we helped achieve and the effort we put forward. We gathered signatures for ballot questions and candidates. We organized phone and text banks to elect progressive candidates to state and federal offices across the nation.
Think you know Jamaica Plain? Consider yourself a JPNDC buff? Put your knowledge to the test at JPNDC’s JP Trivia Night at Doyle’s Cafe on Wednesday, November 7th. Join us as trivia master and host, Colleen Kelleher, tries to stump your team with questions about the history, lore, and little known facts about Jamaica Plain and JPNDC. Teams can include 1-10 people.
Secretary of State William Galvin, who is being challenged by fellow Democrat and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, will speak at Doyle's Cafe on Tuesday night. Galvin was first elected as Secretary of State in 1995. He will be speaking at a JP Progressives meeting, which is open to the public. RSVPing is requested and can be done so by clicking on the Facebook link above. The Secretary of State is a lesser known state elected position, but it is a very important role.