David G. Mugar was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mugar Enterprises, Inc., the Executive Producer of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on CBS, and a well-known New England businessman and philanthropist. He died Tuesday night January 25 2022, his three children said in a statement. He was 82
He has more than 40 years of experience in developing and managing commercial real estate, including hotels, a regional mall, brownfield land and developed sites, several shopping centers, office and industrial space, and an assisted living complex.
Mr. Mugar, in partnership with Don Law, is co-owner of the Boston Opera House, the Paradise Night Club and House of Blues in Boston. Mr. Mugar also oversees equity and bond investments, retail businesses, venture capital and other closely held investments.
He was the principal owner of and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New England Television Corporation, which owned and operated CBS affiliate Channel 7 in Boston for 11 years as well as the NBC-affiliated radio station WHDH-AM.
David G. Mugar was born in Cambridge, the son of Stephen Mugar, founder of the Star Market supermarket chain, and raised in Watertown and Belmont. He attended the Belmont Hill School and the Cambridge School of Weston, but dropped out of college.
In addition to his three children, Jennifer, Peter and Jonathan, he is survived by five grandchildren, his sister Carolyn Mugar, and longtime companion Carolynn Cartelli. He was twice divorced.more » « less