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Jan 16, 2009 09:50 AM

B-Side Lounge to reopen

According to Bostonist.

"Daniel Lanigan, owner of Amherst beer haven the Moan and Dove, announced yesterday that he has bought the B-Side Lounge in Cambridge and will be reopening it soon."

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  1. I hope this is true. I noticed that the owner used the term "psyched" when mentioning that he was the highest bidder. Are we sure this was written by him?

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Not sure I understand your question. Shouldn't he be psyched that he bought it? Would it be better if he was not excited?

      1. re: AHan

        It just seems so....informal(?). Especially having it posted in a forum like that. I guess I haven't seen or heard the word "psyched" used all that often by businesspeople, but maybe I don't get out enough. :-b I also wasn't sure if it was really him, but it does seem to be after looking through that site. My bad--ignore my last post (and this one, for that matter!).

        1. re: hiddenboston

          HB, sounds like Lanigan is a beer guy so... ;)

          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            He is....and I've very tired today...... :-b

            1. re: hiddenboston

              ....and that, as is the name of his other Northampton bar, The Dirty Truth!


              1. re: Harp00n

                I believe he sold his share in the dirty truth in order to buy in boston. I also believe he has some kind of interest in the other side now as well - or is at least managing it.

                1. re: LStaff

                  Thanks for the update LStaff!
                  I'm sure we're all looking forward to the re-launching of the B-Side, in whatever guise, given Daniel Lanigan's bio.


        2. re: hiddenboston

          Unless his BeerAdvocate login has been hacked, that is he. No surprise he's a longtime commenter there.

        3. Any info on what Patrick Sullivan is up to?

          1. ... I'm confused. I heard about the Moan and Dove buy in August. Now I thought the rumblings were maybe this wasn't going to happen after all?

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            1. re: djd

              Lanigan's post on BA indicates that he bought the place at auction, however that might work.

              1. re: djd

                It's true: it was on, then it was off, now it's on again. Hopefully will go through this time.

              2. Has anyone heard any developments?

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                1. re: DoubleMan

                  I'm pretty sure they're in there tearing things up right now. I know they're aiming to open as soon as they can, but with hearings and city of Cambridge stuff, looks like late April / early May.