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Former bar, Boston Eagle, will become The KARTAL

Last March I shared that The Boston Eagle had closed. Since then a lot has happened and about 8 weeks ago the owners, who are listed as Two Greeks and a Persian, LLC, petitioned the Boston Licensing Board to make changes to the exterior of 520 Tremont Street for a bar called, Kartal.

Kartal is eyeing a late April / early May opening, but considering the amount of work to be done that seems aggressive. Shahrokh Reza was listed as the manager in the petition and is affiliated with local nightclub group, Pasha Entertainment. Much progress has been made since my post last fall (see here), but much more needs to be done.

A lot of clean up has happened since last fall. From this photo taken earlier this week you can see the bathrooms are (thankfully) being expanded and improved and a small kitchen will be added to serve light appetizers for the cocktail bar. It appears the original tile flooring and bar will remain.

In the coming month you’ll see changes to the exterior, including new lighting fixtures, the removal of the ugly metal grates over the windows, a fresh paint job, and a new tiled entry with the dates 1981 and 2021, noting the 40 years the Boston Eagle operated at 520 Tremont Street.

As more information becomes available, I’ll be sure to share with you what I learn. If you have more information, please reach out to me.

CORRECTION: Shahrokh Reza is not affiliated with Ilona as initially shared in this post, but is directly involved with Pasha Entertainment.

The former home of The Eagle will reopen as a bar in 2022

Back in March, I shared that the Boston gay bar, The Eagle, had officially closed. If you happened to walk by the space last week you would’ve seen it was being cleared out. It appears that a handsome, young couple have decided to reopen the space as a bar.

Fortunate timing allowed me a brief meeting outside the bar with the couple who were excited about reopening the space as a bar. I was not able to get details, but they indicated they are targeting an opening for early 2022.

My guess is the space will not reopen as a gay bar but the location makes it an ideal space. The loss of bars like Stella, Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel presents an opportunity for this space to become an ‘honorary’ gay bar and it is my hope that the newly reimagined space becomes a favorite destination for our community – time will tell. Stay tuned.