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Johnny D’s former home in Somerville has been torn down

Johnny D’s in Somerville was demolished on Monday.Photo courtesy of Twitter user @Jay_K21

Johnny D’s in Somerville is no more — literally.

The once-popular music hall and bar closed in 2016, but the actual building in Davis Square was demolished on Monday, according to neighbors and social media reports.

The building’s owners posted to Facebook earlier this month that demolition was slated to take place Nov. 27 and last through Dec. 1.

However, a neighbor said the building came down in just one day, and all that remains is rubble.

“It’s sad, because they’ve been there longer than me, and I’ve been here 35 years,” said Bob Mahoney, owner of Rockin Bob’s Guitars, which sits next to the Johnny D’s site. “But hopefully something good will be there eventually, and then we can get on to business as usual.”


Several people posted to Twitter noting that the building was cleared away quickly.

Owner Carla DeLellis announced in 2015 that she would close the 47-year-old venue, telling a Globe reporter, “It’s time for a change.” The club was officially shuttered in March 2016, and DeLellis initially said she planned to convert the ground floor into commercial or retail space and build several residential units above — one of which she had been planning to occupy.

Carla DeLellis, owner of Johnny D’s, at the club in 2016.PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF/File

Somerville development officials could not immediately be reached for comment.