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Prepare to Keen for The Purple Shamrock

Photo: Flickr/Steve Clancy

The Purple Shamrock near Faneuil Hall is closing on Saturday, September 15. Boston Restaurant Talk hears that news, which is in keeping with previous reports, from a company rep. But is it really the end? BRT says that there's "a possible reopening of the pub at another location" based on a quote from Paul Wilson, the director of operations for The Glynn Hospitality Group, which runs The Purple Shamrock, newcomer Granary Tavern and the upcoming Financial District restaurant and bar Sterling's. Wilson says "we are excited about some possibilities of a reincarnation in the future." But before it does or doesn't disappear forever, The Purple Shamrock is holding its own funeral. Grub Street reports that the 23-year-old venue is throwing a wake "complete with an empty casket, trailed by bag pipers" and will feature "a full St. Patrick's Day menu and green beer" on its last day.

· The Purple Shamrock in Boston to close [BRT]
· The Purple Shamrock says goodbye with an Irish wake [GS]
· All coverage of The Purple Shamrock on Eater [~EBOS~]

The Purple Shamrock

1 Union Street, Boston, MA