(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2011)
The changing colors of New England are an anticipated event. And in the last few years, residents in South Boston have another color change that they look forward to— that of the Junction Bar in South Boston.
“We just decided to change the color one day, and then everyone started asking us why we changed it, and we figured we were onto something,” said Paddy Shields, the general manager of the Junction.
The Dorchester Street restaurant and bar has changed the color of its building five to six times a year since 2005.
“They [residents] love it. They will tell their friends to go to the bar that changes colors,” Shields said.
Sometimes it will be green for Saint Patrick’s Day or orange for fall, but it’s always something different.
“We will be changing it sometime in the next few weeks. We have a guy who comes in real early in the morning and gets it done before people wake up. So it’s kind of a mystery,” Shields said.
Although the bar will soon see a fresh new coat of paint, Shields was unable to divulge what the next color will be.
“I can’t disclose the color because I don’t even know what it will be. Only the owner and the painter know what’s coming next,” he said.
The Junction bar is located at 110 Dorchester St. and is open Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.