March 26, 2015
A prominent but long-vacant Adams Corner property could soon be converted into a bustling family-style restaurant and pub under a plan that will be considered at an upcoming civic meeting. The Cedar Grove Civic Association will listen to a proposal from Julian Bolger at the group’s April 14 meeting at St. Brendan’s Father Lane Hall.
Bolger and a partner plan to lease the former Hollywood Video space from landlord Tom Naughton, according to sources familiar with the plan. Bolger owns and manages several Boston-area eateries, including Allston’s Tavern in the Square, South Boston’s The Playwright, and Cityside in Cleveland Circle.
According to Cedar Grove Civic president Sean Weir, the restaurant would be called Sam Maverick’s— a reference to a 17-year-old Boston boy killed in the 1770 Boston Massacre.
In a statement posted on the civic group’s website, Weir added: “The owners are very interested in the space and would serve lunch/dinner, brunch on the weekends, and want a family friendly dining experience. Hours are TBD, a possible outside patio (location on property TBD). Many things will be up for discussion.”
The storefront on Granite Avenue has been empty since the Hollywood Video franchise closed its doors in 2009. Weir said that a second proposal for the space by a franchisee of the pizza chain Little Ceasar’s will also be up for a vote at the April meeting.