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Old Hadley's in Carlsbad Becoming Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Colonial Village

After 10 years of being closed, Hadley's is undergoing demolition. The new business opening there will have a colonial theme and offer educational experiences for students.

Construction is underway on a project unlike any other in Carlsbad.

A colonial-themed museum and restaurant based on The Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, MA is being built where Hadley Fruit Orchards sat closed for 10 years on Paseo Del Norte.

The real Green Dragon Tavern in Boston was established in 1654 and said to be a planning site for the Boston Tea Party. It still operates as a pub and restaurant in Boston.

Carlsbad City Council approved the project in 2009. The project is now in the demolition stages. Jason Goff with the City of Carlsbad Planning Division said, "we are encouraged by the redevelopment of this site especially given the economic market."

According to public city records, Carlsbad's Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Colonial Village has plans to hire local history teachers to teach students about pilgrims and the Revolutionary War, in addition to being a restaurant and bookstore.

Carlsbad Patch will have more information on the project in the coming months.

Gem August 28, 2013 at 01:13 PM
another place to get IPA's ... hardly unique or imaginative.
Mary September 01, 2013 at 05:48 PM
barbara segal, it would have been sweet for me to be able to walk or 2 min drive to a market that now puts me out there in traffic. But hey, happy hour walk can be fun too!!
mark sharpe September 02, 2013 at 10:52 AM
hadleys has been gone for more than 20 years wake up.
Laura September 09, 2013 at 02:15 PM
It hasn't been 20 years since Hadley's was there, I know, I have lived up the street for 14 years and it was still there. While a museum is a great Idea, it's so the wrong place. We need a Grocery store off Palomar Airport! And why did it have to be modeled after a place in Boston? Hello we do have history in SoCal
glenn bernard September 10, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Would be happy if Laura (above) and Barbara (above) pooled their financial resources to open their own store, and then become wealthy because of it. But warning....those people who readily use the phrase "greedy landlords" might suddenly decide that nobody should ever be able to sell food at a profit.

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