South Boston Liquor MarketThe liquor store by the rotary on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston became a symbol of Bulger's power in this section of the city. Back in 1984, Bulger and his associates allegedly muscled their way into buying what was then called Stippo's Liquor Mart at 295 Old Colony Ave. from Stephen and Julie Rakes. The gangsters rechristened the store as the South Boston Liquor Mart.
The store became a focus of several law enforcement agencies, and was eventually seized by the government. Last year it was turned back over to one of the original owners -- Julie Dammers (she has since remarried).