Thayer founder Matt Lally confirmed the arrival in an email, noting the space will serve as its HQ along with a storefront offering books, coffee and pastries as well as beer and wine in the evenings. (They are on this month's CB3-SLA docket for the beer-wine license, though, having received administrative approval, they will not appear before the committee.)
Thayer currently publishes a biennial magazine of short fiction, poetry and photography ... with plans for a debut novel this spring.
No. 99 was previously Manitoba's, Handsome Dick Manitoba's namesake bar, which closed in June 2019 after 20 years in service.
Lally, who described himself as a punk rock kid in his youth, said that he wanted "to do right by the legacy of the space."
You can keep tabs on Thayer via Instagram.
H/T Stacie Joy!
What is this bookstore revival in the EV/LES? Gives one hope.
More books! Less bars!
I miss Manitobas
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