Eamonn’s on Montague Street Blacks Out Its Windows

The new Eamonn’s, which replaced Taperia virtually overnight two weeks ago, has added an interesting feature — blacked out windows.

What the what?

Here’s what Eamonn’s with clear windows looked like:



Maybe it’s the fact that we remember the bad ol’ days when a place with blacked out glass like this meant something other than “come in and enjoy a pint with some bangers and mash”.

That aside, it appears that this is something that’s allowed under Landmarks as stated in Section 8‐04 Storefront Alterations:

(B) Display Window. A storefront shall have one or more display windows. Display windows shall be framed with wood or metal and shall be glazed with clear glass. Any blocking of the transparency of the glass of portions of the storefront shall be reversible and maintain the exterior surface of the glass. Back‐painting or the installation of removable opaque panels behind the glass shall be permitted. The installation of tinted or mirrored glass shall not be permitted.

So what do you think of the windows?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    I went there on late side the other night for a bite and a drink. I asked if the kitchen was still open “Yes but it’s tapas only” oh the Irony. I ordered Buffalo chicken wings but was served BBQ wings instead. The barkeep offered to change them but I kept them as I was starving, they were edible but that’s about it. I also ordered the fish and chips which was okay and a decent portion for “tapas”. The olives in my first Martini tasted off, like thy had been in the fridge way too long, the redux, made with a twist was fine.
    I remember Eamonn’s being much better than this, they better step up their game or the’ll be gone.

  • Bill Miller

    You are incorrect. The food at the old Eammons was downright inedible, the staff was surly, and the patrons were ugly and intoxicated. Needless to say it was my regular stop after work for years.

  • Big Dave

    What are they hiding?

  • Mini_Cooper

    That was before Eamonn died.

  • Reggie

    No expert on the subject, but I thought it was state law that there need to be clear windows in drinking establishments.

  • Moni

    Yay, finally someone with a sense of humor on this blog.

  • Jvaningen

    The money they spent on blacked-out windows would’ve been better spent on a ramp so it’s accessible. I would suggest it, but I’m loyal to Custom House and am not that eager to see them survive.

  • someone

    No mash and bangers on the menu anyway.

  • Jorale-man

    They should rename it the Bada-Bing.

  • Andrew Porter

    Doesn’t that go with stripper poles?

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, maybe we’re on to something here. :)