Save Doyle's Cafe! Preserve Our Local and National Heritage

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For 137 years, Doyle’s Café has been a vital local gathering space, promoting social and civic life  within the Jamaica Plain community, and across the city of Boston.

We treasure this role and history of Doyle’s and mourn the potential loss as the business is being sold. But we also believe what we treasure about Doyle’s can be preserved. There can be a win-win-win solution for multiple stakeholders, from the future owners, to neighbors and patrons, to the broader community. 

We, the undersigned, ask that Doyle’s be retained  as a community restaurant and tavern, a place where friends, families and neighbors can meet over shared interests (sports, politics, drinking and eating), and where everyone is welcome. We call on our elected officials and the new operators to work with us to continue the long legacy of Doyle’s as:

--affordable and welcoming to all 
--accessible for community and political gatherings
--a place for diverse views and open dialogue
--a bar/restaurant with a room for community activities
--a building full of history that should be preserved in some form
--an historic structure sited atop the Stony Brook conduit, and protected by an easement and deed restriction limiting construction to a one story building. 
--We ask all stakeholders to commit to these objectives, and to a public and transparent process.

Places like Doyle’s are rare, and necessary. Help us make sure that future generations of Bostonians can continue to eat, drink, debate, and celebrate in a welcoming  and inclusive community space. Help us save Doyle’s.