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Great Scott! Allston music lovers looking at deal to move into deceased Regina Pizzeria

Vanyaland reports the people who tried to raise money to convince Great Scott's Comm. Ave. landlords to let them re-open are negotiating with the owners of the former train depot turned sports bar turned pizza place turned empty shell at the other end of Harvard Avenue.

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Nothing can replace Great Scott in its original location, but this could be awesome. Catty-corner from O'Brien's too.

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Is up for sale, the tattoo parlor, the lot. Get your Allston music fix within the next 2 to 3 years, because it might not be there much longer.

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I kind of assumed that was the case, the development has crept very very close already.

This kid of thing does give me some (perhaps naive) hope. Studio 52 found a new spot, if GS can find a new spot, maybe... maybe...

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The owner of the whole corner owned Great Scott and owns O’Brien’s.

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Whoever they are should be called H.H. Richardson and The Romanesques even if it is for just one night.

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The Gobblin' Murder Turkeys performing their hit, "Love Gravy"?

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That would be cool too. They are up and coming.

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But even if this Boston legend gets to move there, can they afford to survive the 2020 Grim Reaper of restaurants, bars, and all other forms of fun with others?

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Kind of a better spot actually. I have never been on the inside of there, but it's not that small.

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Seems like a better spot, to me. In nice weather they could even put a stage outside in that laughably huge parking lot.

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Parking and a detached location so as not to piss off any tenants. Wonderful! Book it and I'm there for night one.

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I thought the whole point of the non-renewal of Regina's lease was that it was predicated by the landlord for the purposes of redevelopment.

If Great Scott wasn't a winning proposition in their tiny spot, what deal could they possibly get for the square footage of the shuttered Regina that would enable them to succeed there?

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Development is slowing as condo prices and rents are falling fast. So instead of leaving the place vacant and tied up in developer financing and city approval the owner made the smart move to sign a lease with a tenant who can pay the rent. (By the time they convert the place to a club, hopefully COVID will be over.)

The owner probably figures if Great Scott fails in a few years they can try again at development. And if it's a 10 year lease that's probably the right amount of time for demand for city living to peak again.

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The old train depot is historic and can't be demo'd. No chance of it getting developed. Decision to leave was entirely Regina's.

I'd imagine any restaurant who's lease is ending during this period, especially one that's part of a big chain like Regina's, would choose to not renew, wait out the down period then pick up a sweetheart new lease from one of the sure to be many vacancies next year.

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They sold their old place; the Bridgwaye. It sank like a stone after they left. Bought it back cheap in the last recession. It was rebuilt and prints money now. They are smart when it comes to real estate moves.

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Great Scott was perfectly successful in their previous location. They were profitable and consistently paid all expenses, including rent. The landlord non-renewed because they simply didn't want a nightclub there anymore; money was not the issue.

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Don't confuse Will with facts.

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