The Lower Mills Pub, purchased earlier this month by Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey and business partner Brian O'Donnell, will henceforth be called Lower Mills Tavern, according to the Dorchester Reporter.
O'Donnell shared a few other details about the duo's plans for the venue during the Lower Mills Civic Association meeting last week. It will have 65 seats and serve lunch and dinner every day. A large, stone hearth oven will bolster an "affordable" menu that includes "from-scratch comfort food," like skillets, flatbread pizzas, and burgers. Assuaging some of the association's concerns about parking, O'Donnell said the neighborhood is the Tavern's target demographic.
Pending approval from the city of Dorchester, renovations will begin this summer, which will include installing a new kitchen, updating the decor, and improving handicap accessibility. O'Donnell hopes to open Lower Mills Tavern in September, the article notes.
The Lower Mills Pub opened as a neighborhood watering hole more than 30 years ago and was run by the Byrne family — even after owner Nicholas Byrne died in 2010. Legal issues around the ownership saga held up the sale of the bar, but all's well that ends well.