0.7 min readBy Published On: September 27th, 2022Categories: Features2 Comments on Southie History Lesson – Blinstrub’s Village

Did you know that Wayne Newton, Jimmy Durante, Nat King Cole, Sinatra and Judy Garland performed in Southie?

Blinstrub’s Village was a legendary nightclub located at the corner of D and West Broadway and headlined some of the best performers around.  Featuring fine dining and dancing, Blinstrub’s became one of the hottest entertainment venue in the country. Opening its doors on New Year’s Eve in 1934, Blinnie’s – as it was called – eventually expanded to have seating for 850.

Unfortunately for us, a large fire in February of 1968 destroyed Blinstrub’s and the entertainers of the future would never get to perform.  It was estimated at $1.25 million in damages and there was no insurance on the building.  Imagine what the property would be worth today!





  1. Karen Kelly McEachern February 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I had a “big date” at Blinnies one afternoon – dinner and Pat Boone !  Also saw Connie Francis with my mother, Alice Kelly, and my sisters – The famous Kelly Twins . Lots of fun and good times at Blinnies. Thanks for reminding us. 

  2. Margaret September 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I remember my parents getting dressed up for dinner and a show at Blinstrubs – it was a real treat for them.  My Mom looked so glamorous.  I also remember the huge fire that destroyed it.

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