BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The pandemic wreaked havoc on the restaurant industry in Boston, but now it's starting to show some signs of recovery.
Boylston street saw four restaurants close during the pandemic in the area near the Hynes Convention Center, including the Pour House and McGreevy's. But now there's a new restaurant coming to the area that's setting up shop where McGreevy's once was.
A.T. O'Keeffe's Provisions and Pub is now open in the spot where McGreevy's once stood. It's a new Irish-American restaurant that will offer from-scratch food like fish and chips and shepherd's pie made with farm-to-table ingredients. Owner Andrew O'Keeffe told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy he's excited to offer food and drinks to the neighborhood that's seen many restaurants shut down.
"We're looking forward to serving food to the neighborhood," O'Keeffe said. "We've got a really good cocktail menu and a brand new draftline that's top of the range."
One local who stopped by for a drink said it was great to see something open up in the area.
There hasn't been much up this end of Boylston Street for two years plus," he said. "It's great to see something open."
As of now, the restaurant is only open for drinks, but O'Keeffe said they hope to open up the kitchen sometime soon.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.