By Seth Daniel
Say goodbye to the old G&T’s Lounge on Lower Broadway, that is, if one ever said hello to the old establishment.
The first properties purchased by Wynn Boston Harbor off-site on Lower Broadway are preparing to be demolished and then landscaped for the time being, and perhaps for the long-term.
Wynn Boston Harbor had been purchasing many properties in the Lower Broadway area, particularly those on the opposite side of the street from the future resort casino, over the last several months with the idea to demolish any buildings to prepare for the future. G&T’s Lounge, Peppi’s Auto Sales and Llantera Tire Shop will be the first to go.
“Wynn has embraced Mayor DeMaria’s vision for the area from day one and this is the beginning of his Lower Broadway Plan becoming a reality,” said Bob DeSalvio, president of Wynn Boston Harbor. “We hope to beautify the area with landscaping for our Wynn Boston Harbor opening in 2019 and work with the City of Everett on a more permanent development plan in the future. We clearly share the same goal with the City of Everett and want to support its ongoing efforts to transform the area.”
Already, the corner lot next to G&T’s Lounge is vacant and all of the properties on that strip of Bow Street have been fenced off in preparation for the demolition, which is tentatively scheduled for later this week or next week.
Next door, LTI Transportation continues to operate, but the Independent verified in July that a Wynn subsidiary purchased the home of the long-time Bow Street company for $5.65 million on June 30.
Six other purchases were identified on Mystic Street and Lynde Street.
As previously reported, Wynn Boston Harbor has also purchased the GE site along the Malden River near Tremont Street and is working with the City on development plans and also actively relocating willing Lower Broadway businesses to that site.
Boston Freightliner was approved to move to the GE site from Lower Broadway this past summer by the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals.