Irish pub to open at Canton Arts and Entertainment
Canton Arts and Entertainment will get an Irish pub this summer, said Marc McFaul, who is looking to start managing the sprawling complex on Boston Street.
The new bar also means the nightlife entertainment complex, which has been mostly closed for renovations since March 2010, will be again open to the public some time in the future.
The pub, to be called Finnegan's Wake, has a tentative opening date of June 16, the same day as Bloomsday.
McFaul, who runs Stalking Horse, Delia Foley's and Ropewalk Tavern with his family, said he wants to split Canton Arts and Entertainment into two spaces.
One will have the Irish pub, and the other will be a Southwest BBQ restaurant.
Update: McFaul sent in an update; the BBQ restaurant will be called the Dark Horse Saloon.
Finnegan's will have a traditional Irish menu, as well as some American items. The restaurant, which has not been named, will have 25 different types of chicken wings.
CAE closed for renovations in Marchof last year, and re-opened for private parties in September. There's been little activity inside since. McFaul said it will still be run by Richard Kraus, who owns Mara & Maru LLC, a partner company in the CAE business venture. He's looking to manage the space.
“Richard has always run nightclubs and fine dining,” McFaul said. “We’re going to go away from that and concentrate on the neighbors.”
Photo: My Generation, a bar at CAS, in September (via Midnight Sunner Shankman)