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New owner says Beacon Hill Pub is not closing

The Beacon Hill Pub isn’t finished with Boston’s winter quite yet. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

Rumors of the Beacon Hill Pub’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, according to its new owners.

The beloved neighborhood bar at 149 Charles St. is not shutting down, said Julius Sokol, who is part of the investment group that purchased the building over the summer.

“Nothing’s changing,” Sokol said in a telephone interview.

The pub will reopen as soon as the license is transferred, he said.

“Hopefully this month,” he said. “We’re ready to go.”

That may come as welcome news to fans who saw what appeared to be a farewell message posted to Beacon Hill Pub’s social media accounts on Sunday. “It’s been real, Boston,” the message stated. “Thanks for all the love over so many years. Get home safe!”


On Monday the Beacon Hill Pub’s Facebook page also listed the pub as being “permanently closed,” leaving many observers to assume that the establishment was shuttered for good.

But that is not the case, according to Sokol.

As soon as the license is transferred, “We’ll open right away,” he said.

The Beacon Hill Pub is one of a handful of barroom properties that were purchased over the summer by the Greatest Boston Bar Company LLC.

According to the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, the Greatest Boston Bar Company LLC bought 147-149 Charles St. for $5.5 million; 220-222 Tremont St. (the building that houses The Tam) for $1,597,200; and 1937-1939 Beacon St. (Mary Ann’s) for $1.5 million.

Sokol said they want to renovate the apartments above the Beacon Hill Pub, but no other changes are planned, he said.

The plan is to keep running all the establishments as usual, he said.

“Everything is staying the same,” he said. “We’re keeping the traditions going.”

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