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Monday, August 31, 2020

Breaking News: Bull McCabe’s Says Goodbye!

The beloved Union Square pub just announced via Facebook that it will not be reopening:

"It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to let you know that, after twelve years in Union Square, Bull McCabe’s will not be reopening. The last six months have taken an incredible toll on all of us, and while the restaurant/bar/music venue industry as a whole has been decimated, Mom-and-Pop shops like ours, especially, have been crushed. We’re a 780 sq.-ft music venue, not easily-aligned with social distancing, and we have been struggling to stay afloat for a long time. Legal battles, construction, an ever-changing neighborhood, and many other causes have made it increasingly difficult for us over the past few years. We’ve incurred a large amount of debt, and it is continuing to rise with no income to help knock it down. So, as much as I want to hang on and hope things will bounce back, I can’t afford to, financially or emotionally.
My family and I thank you all for your patronage, your support, your help, your love and appreciation, your smiles, your lyrics, your drum solos, ripping guitar licks, the heaviest of vibes, and your beautiful voices that helped make a tiny little bar in Somerville a staple in the Boston music scene. I am forever grateful.

I have always said, “Anyone can buy a bar, but it’s the people who make it.” I stand by that. The people. You, your friends, your family, all the incredible staff that we have been lucky to work with over the years, that’s the Bull McCabe’s Family, and I am proud to have been a part of something so incredible for so long. But, it’s time to go. I love you all!

Thank you for everything, especially my family and friends for all the continued support."
With all the love,
Brian Manning, and my parents, my business partners, Chris and Linda Whitney, without whom, none of this would have been possible.

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