Seven things you should know about Ed Kane!
Kane is owner of Big Night Entertainment Group
The Boston Globe Reports By Frank Olito
Ed Kane is the owner of eight nightclubs and restaurants in New England. In Boston, he and his company, Big Night Entertainment Group, operate three restaurants — Red Lantern, Empire, and GEM. He is also the owner of The Estate nightclub in Boston. Kane, 53, recently talked to Globe correspondent Frank Olito. Here’s what Olito found out:
Kane started in the industry as a teenager, cleaning bathrooms at his father’s bar, Kane’s Place in Quincy. When his mother got sick after he graduated from college, he started bartending, cooking, and cleaning.
“I grew up in the bar business. We were the classic Irish immigrant family. My family always worked hard, and the kids worked in the business. I started cleaning the bathrooms in high school. I made my way into bartending, but I was a [bad] bartender to be honest.”