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Last Call: Quincy Bar to Close After 84 Years



    Quincy Bar Will Close After 84 Years

    Sully's, a historic dive bar in Quincy, will close in June after celebrating its 84th anniversary.

    (Published Friday, April 20, 2018)

    It will soon be last call at a bar that has become an institution in Quincy, Massachusetts.

    Sully's will celebrate its 84th anniversary this June, and soon after, it will service its last drink, leaving customers sad to see their favorite watering hole close.

    Sully's, located at 28 Chestnut St. in Quincy, has been in the Sullivan family since it opened soon after prohibition back in 1934. The current owner, Brian Sullivan, will be the last to run it after making the tough call to sell it.

    "They didn't believe it at first, but it's time," Sullivan said. "I'm sad, but it's time."

    Sullivan is selling the property that has been in his family for three generations to Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance and believes it will be a mixed-use building similar to the one that went up across Chestnut Street. Employees say the new developments that now surround them were a sign that the end was coming.

    "Quincy has changed a lot," Beverly Johnston, a bartender at Sully's for the last 32 years, said. "This is one of the last places like this, I believe, in the whole area. It's a gathering spot, kind of like family."

    Regulars who came in for a cold beer and Keno Friday said they understand the owner’s decision, but it is hard to imagine Quincy without it.

    "Of course we are going to miss it, but what are you going to do? You can't fight progress," customer John Mahoney said.

    The employees at Sully's hope to see as many customers at possible at their 84th anniversary party on June 2 so they can toast to them one last time before they plan to close later that month.

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