Doyle's may be closed, but there's been a lot of lights, camera and action around the restaurant's neighborhood thanks to the filming of Boston Strangler with Hollywood star Keira Knightley. The movie stars Knightley as former Boston Globe reporter Loretta McLaughlin, who was the reporter that first connected the murders committed by Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler. Filming has been ongoing for several days around Doyle's area, and neighbors Jenny Nathans and Patty Yehle have been snapping photos of the action from the comforts of their homes. "This was the fourth movie that has been filmed on my street since I have lived next door to Doyle's," said Nathans. "It’s always fun to spot the stars and talk with the crew.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved a project that will encompass the shell of the historical Doyle's Cafe building. The BPDA tweeted about it yesterday. The proposed project includes a renovation of the old Doyle's building, and a roof deck would be added. The interior could fit 100 people (post-COVID), and 100 more on the deck, which elevators would be added to make it ADA compliant. Lee Goodman of WaterMark Development has said that there would be murals in the same style of the ones that adorned the walls of the original Doyle's.
A developer looking to create a new Doyle's restaurant in its original building is also pitching a mixed-use building next door, and another residential building across the street. Lee Goodman of WaterMark Development met with neighbors on Oct. 1 in the parking lot of Doyle's, which shuttered its doors last year. Along with a renovation of the current Doyle's building, a roof deck would be added. The interior would be reconfigured, and there'd a new community room with a partially open kitchen, reported UniversalHub.com.
While it won't be the Doyle's Pub that you, your father, your father's father, and his father, grew up with -- there is a proposed project to revive the pub that closed last year after 137 years of serving the community. The Save Doyle's Cafe Facebook page posted an update with a flyer for an Oct. 1 community meeting. "Priorities have shifted these past few months as we struggle through this pandemic and all of us take stock of what is dear. While we know there are more pressing issues at this time, we also know that our community will recover and life will resume some day.
It's finally come to this -- Doyle's closed in October and now all of the great historical memorabilia that decorates the old pub will be auctioned on Wednesday morning. The good news? Well, you can own a piece of history of Doyle's. The auction is taking place on the premises at Doyle's (3484 Washington St.) on Wednesday, Nov. 6, starting at 11 am -- and it seems like everything must go!
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.