In April, word spread that Sully’s in Quincy (28 Chestnut St.) would be closing this June, and that day has finally come: After 84 years in operation and three generations of ownership, the storied Quincy dive bar has served its final pint.
Sully’s owner Brian Sullivan told the Patriot Ledger that business had been slow, and that it’s a result of changing times and changing demographics. Sullivan’s wife, Patty, attributed the closure to the changing landscape of the city itself.
New developments are popping up in the Metro area, and in Quincy, West of Chestnut landed right across the street from Sully’s, bringing with it several restaurants, retail spaces, and residences. Now, there’s speculation that an East of Chestnut development will eventually open on the Sully’s side of the street.
Sully’s had been open since the end of Prohibition. According to the Patriot Ledger, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance purchased the building that housed the bar. The company’s vice president, Kevin Meskell, declined to comment to the paper on what’s next for the building Sully’s occupied.
Sully’s isn’t the only beloved dive bar to shutter in recent months: Lower Allston lost its local when the Bus Stop Pub shuttered in May.
Pour one out for Sully’s, folks.