A co-owner of the now-closed Irish pub James’s Gate has a new project in the works that is slated to take over another former hangout in Jamaica Plain. Paul Byrne is petitioning to transfer the alcohol license of the shuttered Coco’s Lounge to a new place called The Gate at the same location, 3717 Washington St., Boston Restaurant Talk reported.
Byrne will appear at a meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s public service committee to secure the transfer of the license to his new place, with a proposed 1 a.m. closing hour. Byrne used to be co-owner of James’s Gate, which was located at 5 McBride St., according to Jamaica Plain News. James’s Gate closed abruptly in September of 2015, and there is a proposal for a 5-story development on the site of the bar.