One Final Pour; Popular Cohasset Pub Closes After 10-Year Run


COHASSET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A popular Irish Pub on the South Shore spent this St. Patrick's Day going out in style.

To say that Mr. Dooley's Irish Pub was packed on Wednesday night would have been a bit of an overstatement during a pandemic, but the community of Cohasset showed as much love as state guidelines would allow on St. Patrick's Day.

"And they showed support throughout the time as well with takeout and things like that but there's only so much that can be done," said Noelle Somers, one of the owners of Mr. Dooley's.

Somers helped pour the pints for one final night on Wednesday, after a 10-year run in the Cohasset community.

"All of it is hard, but it's just been an onslaught this past year and it's just been really hard to come out of it," said Somers.

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Somers and her family own five other Irish pubs in the Boston area, but she said saying goodbye to the Cohasset community and staff was something they tried hard to prevent.

She added it was a hard to decision for her and her family to shut down Mr. Dooley's for good but the pandemic has been tough for business.

"It's hard to know or to say, can we hold out for another month, can we hold out for another year, can we do it and at what cost," said Somers.

However, one thing was clear on Wednesday night, looking at the socially distant sea of green inside the pub, Mr. Dooley's meant a lot to the Cohasset community.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) Reports

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