The Drinking Fountain is For Sale. What’s the Asking Price?

The site of the dive bar The Drinking Fountain is for sale, and being advertised as a good opportunity for developers. The building was posted on in early June and has already seen a price cut of $20,000 on June 30, and is now listed for $1,575,000. Located at 3520 Washington St., and 5,793 square feet, it also includes two residential units above the old bar with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, two parking spaces, and was built in 1900, according to "For a bar owner, catering service or a restauranteur, this is a rare opportunity to own your own space and have monthly rental income from the residential units above to boot," says the listing. The listing also notes the property is located in the Plan: JP/Rox study area, and a building may go up to 55 feet in height on the parcel.


Last Call Coming Soon: The Drinking Fountain is Closing

One of Jamaica Plain's better-known watering holes, The Drinking Fountain, will be closing its doors, although the last call date is unknown. An employee of the dive bar located at 3250 Washington St. told Jamaica Plain News that the establishment will be closing, but did not know when, nor was she aware of whether there would be a final celebration for the bar. When asked about what would happen to the wooden bear statues outside of the restaurant, the employee said it's likely the current owner would be taking possession of them. Boston Restaurant Talk originally posted about the closing (with a hat tip to Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting).


Good Cheer at The Drinking Fountain

Dranks #jamaicaplain #standards #drinkingfountain A photo posted by Lightfoot (@lightfootbeats) on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:01pm PST

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