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Sam's Owners Are Planning Something, Reportedly 'The Maiden,' in Southie

Esti Parsons is keeping busy while Sam's moves next door.

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Esti Parsons, who co-owns the temporarily-closed Sam's on the South Boston Waterfront, has a new venture in the works. Boston Restaurant Talk reported that The Maiden is coming to 28 West Broadway, based on a licensing document the blog received from "a source."

The City of Boston hasn't scheduled any licensing hearings yet this month — or, at least, posted any on its public calendar — but a state business filing confirms BRT's scoop. Esti Parsons registered Triple PS LLC at 28 West Broadway back in March. Perhaps the company name is in homage to the site's former life as Whitey Bulger's hang, Triple O's? Her husband, Drew, is also a registered agent of the company.

Esti Parsons has been in Boston's restaurant industry for more than 20 years, starting at the late Michaela's in Cambridge, before helping to open Rialto, Radius, Via Matta, and Great Bay. She also worked at Zinc, according to her bio on the Sam's website. Drew Parsons is the founder of the band American Hi-Fi.

Sam's opened in 2010, though it closed September 1 to move next door into a new development Twenty Two Liberty. The building is currently under construction, and the Boston Globe has reported that it's slated to be complete this November. "We'll be back at it again before you know it," Sam's wrote to a fan on Facebook.

According to BRT, The Maiden is looking to take over the liquor license from the shuttered Prima e Dopo. It would have seating for 80 in its dining room and bar, potentially staying open until 1 a.m.


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