METRO WEST DAILY NEWS — A father and son with experience in the restaurant industry plan to open their own place in the spot that was once home to Sully’s First Edition Pub.
The Florence Street space was most recently O’Hearn’s Tavern, which was only open for a short time. Sully’s closed in 2015.
Tom Peretzian and his son, T.J., will go before the License Board at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at City Hall to seek a liquor license. After taking a poll on Facebook on what to name the place, they decided the name the restaurant Double T’s Weed Street Tavern.
Tiffany and Tracy O’Hearn opened the O’Hearn Tavern in December 2017 and sought a partner to reopen it or buyer shortly after closing in April.
“I actually thought about opening prior to the O’Hearns taking over,” Tom Peretzian said.
He worked at a bartender at Allora Ristorante on Lakeside Avenue for eight years before it abruptly closed a few weeks ago. It seemed like the perfect time to try to open a new place with T.J., who will turn 24 this week.
“When Allora closed I went out and started doing some interviewing and said, ‘You know what I think it is time to give it a chance. Let’s give it a shot and see if we can do it,’” Peretzian said. The family has owned other restaurants in the past.
“I’ve been in Marlborough now for 10 years and have a lot of close friends,” he said.
The recent Facebook poll include the top choices of The Weed Street Tavern and Double T’s Bar And Grill.
“We combined it so it will be Double T’s Weed Street Tavern,” Peretzian said.
While the address is technically 11B Florence St., the front faces Weed Street. Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company is also expected to open soon on the same street.
The new tavern will specialize in steak tips, burgers, fries and standard pub fare with “a little Armenian twist.” The space should be able to open soon after the license is approved by the state, Peretzian said.
The hope for an April opening.
“Sully’s was a great spot,” Tom Peretzian said. “We are hoping to semi-re-create that.”
This article by Jonathan Phelps originally appeared here.