Sign of the times
Looks like the parking lot next to Shenannigan’s will be developed into a five-story building with eight units and commercial space. According to Universal Hub, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved the plan on Tuesday.
The owners of the wildly popular West Broadway restaurant will be developing the 4368 square foot lot and have agreed to remove plans for a roof deck to appease neighbors. (Awww, man! A roof deck would have been awesome!)
City Councilor Ed Flynn showed his support for the proposal during the meeting.
Similarly, the Playwright will be expanding into their parking lot in the near future. The new development will include a 4-story mixed-use building that will expand the ground floor restaurant space while retaining the Playwright Bar and Restaurant. There will be office space in addition to eight residential units. The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved the plans back in March of 2021. No word when construction will begin.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
Soon there will be no parking at any restaurants. We always go here because we don’t live there anymore and can park .. bummed
Horrible … just horrible.. just what we need… more condos… I really enjoyed outdoor dining 😢
Why drive? Join the Wu Train. Cars what are you insane. Bicycles and scooters are the way to go. Come on man, We have to have clean air. Watch out, the seas are angry and rising too.
Does anybody have a pair of rollerblades You can lend me?
Anyone going to be able to afford it?
That was the nicest outdoor dining area around. I loved going there in the summer because of the outdoor dining. I’m so disappointed we are losing that, but not surprised.
What a surprise, more condos!