Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jerry Remy's in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood Plans to Reopen

Earlier this month, we mentioned that a popular restaurant and bar near Fenway Park had abruptly closed. Now we have learned that the place is looking to reopen under new ownership and management, with at least some changes being made to the spot.

The Boston Herald is reporting that the Boylston Street location of Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill is planning on opening its doors once again on April 13, which happens to be the day of the home opener for the Boston Red Sox. The article says that The Cronin Group, which runs the Seaport District location of Jerry Remy's, is purchasing the Fenway location from former Red Sox player--and current broadcaster--Jerry Remy along with his partners (the restaurant group had already been an investor in the place). According to the article, The Cronin Group will run the Fenway location under a licensing agreement, which is the same setup as that of the Seaport District location.

Before Jerry Remy's can reopen, a new lease will need to be signed with a "Red Sox affiliate" that owns the building (possibly next week), and the liquor license will need to be transferred to The Cronin Group. In addition, a new menu is being created and 200 workers need to be hired (the Herald says former employees are being encouraged to apply), and what looks like a minor makeover to the space may be taking place as well.

The Cronin Group is behind such restaurants and bars as the Boston Beer Garden, Temazcal, Tony C's, and several other places.

The address for the soon-to-reopen Jerry Remy's in the Fenway is 1265 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215. The website can be found at: http://www.jerryremys.com/

[Earlier Article]
Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood Has Closed

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Hopsters Brew and Boards Is Apparently Expanding to Boston

It looks like a unique kind of "community" brewery and pub in Newton that allows folks to make their own beer is expanding to Boston.

A Facebook post from Hopsters Brew and Boards in Newton Corner says that "Big things are coming to downtown Boston" with the hashtags #Boston #craftbeer and #drinklocal following the note. No clues have been given as to where exactly they might be expanding to--and what kind of place it will be--though there had been rumors of the business opening a second location closer to downtown Boston (possibly in the Seaport District) that appeared to have fallen through either late last year or early this year.

Hopsters first opened its doors at 292 Centre Street in September of 2013. Its website can be found at http://www.hopstersbrew.com/

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Avery Provision Co. in Boston Is Becoming The Tasting Room at Sip

A gourmet food shop in downtown Boston is being reconcepted into a tasting room that is under the same ownership.

Eater Boston is reporting that Avery Provision Co. on Washington Street is changing over to The Tasting Room at Sip, a spot that has seating for 48 (including both communal tables and traditional seating) and will include classes, pop-up events, and various functions such as office events. The space debuts on April 5 with an Easter pop-up brunch from Bread & Salt Hospitality.

Both Avery Provision Co. and Sip (a wine bar) opened in July of 2012, moving into the former Bina Osteria and Bina Alimentari spaces.

The address for The Tasting Room at Sip is 581 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111. More info on the new concept can be found at http://sipwinebarandkitchen.com/thetastingroom/

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Beard Papa's to Open in Boston's Chinatown

A chain of bakeries based in Japan that claims to have the "world's best cream puffs" is coming to Boston...again.

Eater Boston is reporting that Beard Papa's is planning to open in the city's Chinatown neighborhood, with the Harrison Avenue bakery being the sole location in the city, though not the first to come to Boston (the first, which had been located in Faneuil Hall, shut its doors more than five years ago). Once it opens, expect to see a variety of cream puffs along with other treats.

If all goes as planned, it looks like the new location of Beard Papa's will open sometime in April.

The address for this upcoming bakery in Chinatown is: Beard Papa's, 31 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111. Its website can be found at http://www.beardpapasboston.com/

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Cielo Mexican Restaurant to Open in Braintree

It looks like a Mexican restaurant is coming to the southern suburbs of Boston, and it will be opening along a small river.

According to its Facebook and Twitter pages, Cielo Mexican Restaurant is planning to open in Braintree, moving into the space on Washington Street where Viola Restaurant and Wine Bar had been until closing in the fall of 2012. The property is situated on the Monatiquot River--and Viola did have a small patio that overlooked the river--but it is not yet known whether Cielo will have a riverside patio as well.

As soon as we hear of an opening date for Cielo (and what will be on its menu), we will post an update here.

The address for this upcoming Mexican dining spot in Braintree is: Cielo, 1209 Washington Street, Braintree, MA, 02184. Its website will be at http://www.cielomx.com/

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sam Maverick's May Open in Dorchester

It looks like a new restaurant may be coming to Dorchester, and one of the people behind it also runs a few other spots in Boston.

According to an article in the Dorchester Reporter, Julian Bolger of Tavern in the Square (and the upcoming Bee's Knees) in Allston, Cityside in Brighton, and The Playwright in South Boston is involved in the proposed opening of Sam Maverick's in the Adams Village/Cedar Section of Dorchester. The post says that the dining spot would look at open in the former Hollywood Video space on Gallivan Boulevard and it would be a family-friendly restaurant serving lunch and dinner along with a weekend brunch.

The Cedar Grove Civic Association will hold an April 14 meeting to look into the proposed Sam Maverick's--and the article also says that the Little Caesars pizza chain is looking at the same space as well.

The address for Sam Maverick's would be 489 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, MA, 02124.

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