Posts Tagged ‘Shrine’

Southie waterfront to get new Shrine

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Big Night Entertainment — the group behind Shrine, Scorpion Bar and High Rollers at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and the Hub’s Red Lantern and The Estate — will join the growing party in South Boston’s so-called Innovation District. Shrine

The Boston-based company plans to open a “first-class and high-quality” Asian-themed restaurant and lounge at One Marina Park Drive, a waterfront building on Fan Pier, according to a legal notice for its liquor license hearing.

Although the notice says the venture will be known as Shrine Boston, Big Night honcho Ed Kane said that name was a place holder, and no design or concept has been set.

“We’ve been looking for the right location in the Innovation District since the mayor announced his vision to create a unique and vibrant destination,” Kane said in a statement.”

The first-floor space — also home to the Strega Waterfront restaurant and Caffe di Marina — has been vacant since the Louis store moved into its new, permanent Fan Pier building last year, according to Boston Harbor Association president Vivien Li.

“It’s going to be exciting that the space on the first floor will finally be filled,” Li said. “It’s 12,000 square feet, so it probably will have to be a good mix of a restaurant and a very good-sized bar area.”

By Donna Goodison, Re-posted from BostonHerald.com

Bruins celebrated Stanley Cup with $100,000 champagne

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Bruins celebrating at Shrine

The Boston Bruins held their Stanley Cup championship parade in Boston on Saturday, which meant the real fun could finally begin. Viva la bar-hopping!

The Bruins brought the Cup to SHRINE at MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Saturday night, where much fun was had and much champagne was consumed.

What kind of champagne, you ask? Oh, you know … the One Hundred Thousand Dollar kind. And here you thought that 3-year-old Asti Spumante on your wine rack was something special.

From the folks at SHRINE, that’s Shawn Thornton(notes) and Zdeno Chara (notes) chugging the expensive stuff above; here’s the scoop from the club:

After the team arrived at SHRINE for their late-night celebration, owners Ed Kane, Joe Kane and Randy Greenstein hand delivered a 30 liter bottle of Ace of Spades “Midas” champagne, costing more $100,000.

The bottle, which is one of six in existence, was double the size of the 15 liter Ace of Spades brut that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban purchased for his team after their NBA Championship victory just one week ago. The bottle, which was signed by every Bruins team member in attendance, will be on display at High Rollers and will be raffled off at a later date to benefit the Bruins foundation.

After passing the massive bottle around from player to player, the B’s drank the bubbly out of Lord Stanley’s Cup and in the heat of the moment, Brad Marchand(notes) jumped on the bar and showered the crowd.

Well, of course he did, reinforcing our theory that Brad Marchand will become the Patrick Kane of this summer-long Cup celebration. Barstool Sports already has a snap of the rookie dancing with bubbly.

Meanwhile, here’s what it sounded like inside the club when the Stanley Cup appeared.

Boston Bruins at MGM Foxwoods…Stanley Cup

Can’t wait until that “my day with the Stanley Cup” stuff starts … this team can party.

Obviously, we’d love to see any and all Bruins Cup party shots. Send’em to puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com

By Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo Sports

Photo by Brian Spinelli

Video by Wilbriz, You Tube