A new cocktail bar called The Jewel Box is under construction at 644 Congress Street, the former home of the Meg Perry Center. Nathaniel Meiklejohn, aka The Bearded Lady, is heading up the project. Meikeljohn is a freelance batender, and worked with Bread and Butter Catering helped coordinate the Pocket Brunch series.
Meiklejohn tells me that his ideal customer is someone who “let go their expectations and be adventurous”. He’s planning a seasonally driven drinks menu that will change on a near daily basis. Meiklejohn just signed the lease for the space last Thursday and so it will probably be a while before the bar is up and running. In the meantime you can occasionally find him behind the bar at SPACE Gallery.