183-185 Commercial Street

James Hansen's mural at Bubala's by the Bay, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

James Hansen’s mural at Bubala’s by the Bay, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

On the expansive site of the Fishermens Cold Storage plant, the Sea View Club was operated in the 1960s and ’70s by Chris and Elizabeth Salvador. In 1994, Bubala’s by the Bay opened here, having been established a year earlier upstairs at the Cafe Edwige by John “Jingles” Yingling, the restaurateur behind Spiritus and Enzo’s. His son Guillermo is now the executive chef. (His nephew Erik is vice chairman of the Board of Selectmen.) The Picasso-esque figures on the sign are derived from the large and playful mural (pictured) by James Hansen. Other artwork here is by Carl Tasha, Ellen Lebow, and Richard Pepitone. The sculptural musical notes, by René Lamadrid, derive from the Peter Gunn theme by Henry Mancini. Lots of outdoor seating makes Bubala’s ideal for people-watching during the nightly passegiatta.

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