2018-04-20 / Front Page

Goodbye, Griffin Club



The remains of South Portland’s iconic Griffin Club litter the corner of Ocean and C streets, following demolition of the building, Tuesday, April 17, six days after the planning board approved the final site plan for a new four-story building in its place, slated to include a new night spot called Big Babe’s Tavern. The Griffin Club had occupied the spot from 1968 until closing in May 2017. The building itself had dated to the late 19th century. Musician Ginger Cote, who bought the property for $620,000, has said the new tavern will include a plaque honoring Eddie Griffin, whose boxing club/Irish pub was known to attract national sports stars at the height of its popularity. (Russ Lunt courtesy photo) The remains of South Portland’s iconic Griffin Club litter the corner of Ocean and C streets, following demolition of the building, Tuesday, April 17, six days after the planning board approved the final site plan for a new four-story building in its place, slated to include a new night spot called Big Babe’s Tavern. The Griffin Club had occupied the spot from 1968 until closing in May 2017. The building itself had dated to the late 19th century. Musician Ginger Cote, who bought the property for $620,000, has said the new tavern will include a plaque honoring Eddie Griffin, whose boxing club/Irish pub was known to attract national sports stars at the height of its popularity. (Russ Lunt courtesy photo)

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