A restaurant in Quincy Center and a nearby sports bar are both shutting down, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Granite Rail Tavern (16 Cottage Ave.) will close Saturday, and Home Ice Sports Bar (35 Washington St.) could be bought and turned into a restaurant called The Quill.
Gerard Mulvey, the longtime owner of Granite Rail, told the Patriot Ledger, "I'd really just like to walk away and lock the door."
Amid these closures, there are a number of changes coming to Quincy Center, including a new restaurant from Barbara Lynch (Menton, No. 9 Park, and more) and her niece, Kerri Lynch-Delaney, which will open on Cottage Avenue. The team behind The Quill, Devin Adams and Noel O'Connor, are also affiliated with a recently opened Quincy restaurant called The Townshend (Adams is an owner and O'Connor is a bartender), according to the Ledger. The Townshend has quickly gained a following for its excellent cocktail program.
Granite Rail has operated in Quincy Center for 31 years. It is holding a "last stop" event on its final day, October 17, at 5:30 p.m.