The flagship location of Jerry Remy's sports bar and restaurant closed unexpectedly last month, but with an outdoor patio overlooking Fenway Park, the prime real estate could not stay vacant for long. The Boston Herald confirmed over the weekend that a longtime Jerry's Remy's investor plans to reopen a franchise there. The Cronin Group, which owns the Jerry Remy's Seaport location and other bars and restaurants, is buying the Fenway Jerry Remy's and will operate it under a licensing agreement.
"We feel like it’s going to be in very stable hands now that [Jon Cronin is] going to be the owner and operator," former Red Sox player and current team broadcaster Remy told the Herald. Remy and primary partner John O'Rourke previously owned the restaurant; both men are silent on why it closed in March.
Cronin told the Herald his team plans a "quick makeover" of the establishment. They will also upgrade its food and drink offerings, including implementing a from-scratch menu, he said. The team targets April 13, the day the Red Sox take on the Washington Nationals to kick off Fenway's season, as opening day.