With 32 of 32 councils reporting, Scotland's bid for independence failed, with 55 percent voting "no" to 45 percent in the "aye" camp. Not so at The Haven in Jamaica Plain, which held its own referendum. Alisa Clark, a Boston journalist covering the swarm of people at the Hyde Square bar on Thursday night for the Gazette, has the numbers:
Local vote at @thehavenjp : 174 "nae" to over 500 "aye". Clearly we're all for sticking it to England in the #cradleofliberty— Alisa C.D. Clark (@Alisa_unedited) September 19, 2014
That's at least 74 percent to 26 percent in favor of Scottish secession. But while it turned out to be a sad night for the "Aye" camp, the vote and excitement leading up to it were certainly a business and publicity bonanza for one of the neighborhood's most singular establishments.