Is Cathedral Station about to close to make way for a new cannabis dispensary

UPDATE: The EBNA reported the incorrect address for the cannabis dispensary.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will host their monthly meeting online. Time has been set aside to discuss the proposal for a new cannabis dispensary at 1222 Washington Street. This address is currently home to Cathedral Station, which calls into question the future of this popular bar that serves Boston’s gay community.

If you are a resident in the neighborhood and would like to attend the EBNA neighborhood meeting, click here for the Zoom Link.

At this time, I’ve not been able to get a comment from Cathedral Station on what is happening, and I don’t want to perpetuate rumors. I don’t know when their lease is ending or the intentions of the owner Georges Market LLC. It would be sad to think the bar is closing after weathering the recent COVID-19 pandemic, but if that is the case, I do hope Cathy’s can find a new space in the South End to call home.

It would be a significant loss for Boston’s LGBTQ+ community and the South End in particular to lose another bar. Cathedral Station has been a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy since it first opened in 2014.

Much thanks to my good friend and neighbor, C.J. for sharing the EBNA monthly meeting calendar. As I learn more, I’ll be sure to share it here on my blog. If you have any information, please reach out to me at


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