From the dead ? Jacob Wirth could reopen after all, with a new owner and a former Newbury Street bar liquor license
A man who was involved in the mass purchase of Boston dives a few years ago has filed plans with the city to reopen the apparently dead and buried Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the Boston Licensing Board will hold a hearing next week on a proposal from East Boston’s Julius Sokol to reopen the venerable German beer and piano bar on Stuart Street, which appears to indicate that he is considering converting the space ravaged by water. in a marijuana store went up in smoke. The water comes from the efforts of firefighters in 2018 to put out a fire in the upper floors of the building.
Technically, next Wednesday’s hearing is about a request by the owner of former Daisy Buchanan’s on Newbury Street to sell his liquor license to Sokol.
Sokol was part of an investment group that purchased buildings housing dive sites such as Mary Ann’s on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District, and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street in 2018 .
The marijuana proposal, which was never even heard by the Boston Cannabis Board, was made by a Boston Ballroom affiliate that owns Club Royale in the Theater District.
Sokol’s proposal is now the third for space. In 2019, another concern proposed to make it a sports bar.