By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: February 17, 2019 at 7:16 am | UPDATED: February 17, 2019 at 7:31 am BOSTON — Fans of Boston’s recently-closed Durgin-Park restaurant can now own a piece of culinary history. Advertising signs and other memorabilia from the Faneuil Hall eatery, which billed itself as the city’s second-oldest restaurant, are on the auction block. Among the 200 items to be sold are an entrance sign and a carved wooden pig that dates to 1879. The items for sale can be previewed at the restaurant this weekend and online bidding for the items ends Wednesday. The restaurant was founded in 1827 and got its current name in 1877 in honor of two of the original partners, John Durgin and Eldridge Park. It was famous for its traditional Yankee fare and sassy wait staff. Ownership, citing fewer customers and higher costs, shuttered the restaurant last month. … [Read more...] about Durgin-Park restaurant memorabilia up for auction
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos Globe Staff January 12, 2019 When it opened in 1976, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace was a marvel. More than 100,000 spectators sipped champagne at the ribbon-cutting of the restored Quincy Market, transformed from a tattered wholesale marketplace into a cosmopolitan consumer magnet. Mayor Kevin White, standing on the portico of the Greek Revival landmark, told the assembled crowd: “This market is yours, the public’s. Use it, enjoy it.” In an era when cities sacrificed dearly for revitalization, it was the rare urban renewal story that locals and tourists alike could enjoy.The marketplace’s prominent position on the Freedom Trail, next door to historic Faneuil Hall itself, quickly helped it draw foot traffic that now seems staggering: 32 million visitors a year patronized its collection of quirky local … [Read more...] about Faneuil Hall’s promised retail revolution? We’re still waiting.