BOSTON (CBS) – It’s last call for a longtime Irish pub in Boston.
The Purple Shamrock will close its doors for good by 2 a.m. Sunday.
A rent increase forced the company to pull the plug after 32 years in business.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports
On Thursday, the Faneuil Hall bar held a bittersweet Irish funeral.
The casket of the Purple Shamrock was carried across a few city blocks and laid down inside the Irish pub.
Dozens of long-time patrons came to pay respects and to raise one final pint.
Paul Wilson, the bar’s operations manager was in charge of reading the eulogy, which consisted in part of a poem.
“May your thoughts be as glad as the Purple Shamrock,
May your heart be as light as the sun,
May each day bring you bright happy hours,
And stay with you all year long.”
Purple Shamrock was the nickname of the late Mass. Governor, U.S. Congressman, and Boston Mayor James Curley.