If you have more money than you know what to do with in the middle of a pandemic, and you relish the idea of hundreds of people hating you for helping to end a cherished Allston institution, you, too, can rent the space at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues where Great Scott used to be - just maybe not for a rock club:
Former bar and rock club for lease. Owner prefers a restaurant or a market. 1st floor and basement included. Don't miss this opportunity to take over a Boston Landmark. This corner is one of the busiest intersections in all of Massachusetts. B-line T stop is right across the street. Everything included- Heat, water, trash and tax.
A couple issues there. The spot's landmark status went away when Great Scott got kicked out and everything is NOT included: In addition to the $20,000 a month landlord Oak Hill Properties wants, you'd also have to cough up $400,000 or so for a liquor license, because the one that Great Scott had is in the name of Great Scott owner Frank Strenk, not Oak Hill.
That might not be an issue for a market, whose prospective owner would probably still want to look into why that area is death to markets (see Bfresh and Bee's Knees), but it could be a concern for a restaurant operator.
Via Victoria. H/t Ian.