A Hyde Park bar so little known outside the neighborhood it has only one brief Yelp review wants to sell its liquor license to the upcoming Eataly going in where the Pru food court used to be.
The Boston Licensing Board considers Eataly's proposal to buy Dempsey's liquor license at a hearing next Wednesday. Eatly is proposing a three-level food court, with bars on the first floor and on a roof deck and stalls selling different kinds of food sandwiched in between.
The news comes only a few months after Dempsey's got a new owner, who promised to keep the place pretty much the same as it had always been.
Because Dempsey's, 1185 River St., is in the Hyde Park Main Streets district, it could theoretically sell the license and then snap up one of the new neighborhood-specific licenses approved by the state legislature. However, similar license swaps in the past have involved the place selling its regular license scheduling a new-license request hearing on the same day. There's no hearing for a new license for Dempsey's next Wednesday.