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New Bar to Honor Hatchet-Wielding Temperance Activist

The owners of a proposed restaurant and bar called Carrie Nation are looking to open in Beacon Hill, says Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Blog. Irony alert: the venue's name apparently refers to the Kentucky-born historical figure and temperance activist Carry A. Nation, aka Carrie Nation (get it?), who "was famous for using a hatchet to demolish barrooms." More from Encyclopedia Britannica:

Alone or accompanied by hymn-singing women, she would march into a saloon and proceed to sing, pray, hurl biblical-sounding vituperations, and smash the bar fixtures and stock with a hatchet

According to Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Blog, Carrie Nation is seeking transfer of a liquor license today. Also, it would have pool tables. Since the bar would by its nature serve the very stuff Nation objected to, perhaps it will also go for foreign foods and "skirts of improper length," which she also disliked. Know more about Carrie Nation? That's what the tipline is for.

· New restaurant coming to Beacon Hill [AH&TIB via GS]
· Carrie Nation, alcohol-loathing vandal, gets namesake restaurant [GS]
· Carry Nation [Encyclopedia Britannica]
[Photo: Carry Nation/Wikimedia Commons]

Carrie Nation

11 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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