Williams Tavern was a fixture on A Street for over 70 years and now the end of an era is upon us. Williams Tavern has officially closed its doors to make way for a new condo development. The owner of Williams – Bob DeSimone has a special heart-felt message for the community of South Boston:
The DeSimone Family would like to thank the South Boston Community for their continued support over the past 70 years. Due to health problems that have been escalating since 2003, we have finally realized that it is time to let go of the family business (Williams Tavern) and sell the property that houses Williams Tavern and My Diner (92-98 A Street). We will hold fond memories of the friendships that we have made over the years. Our wish for all of you is in this Irish Blessing……”May the Dreams you hold dearest be those which come true and the kindness you spread keep returning to you!” Simply said but sincerely meant.
You will be missed Williams Tavern!
Did you know that in 1945 a gentleman by the name of Joe D. purchased the William’s Tavern from St. Peter & Paul Church – after the original owner William donated it after he died? Joe considered changing the name from William’s Tavern but decided to keep the name because his father’s name was William and he was a big fan of Ted Williams. He dropped the apostrophe from the name. William’s Tavern then became Williams Tavern.
My Diner – located next door to Williams – will opened for the last time on Sunday.