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New oyster house coming to Brookline

A piece in today's Brookline Tab says that Takeshima in Coolidge Corner is closing (no loss, it went drastically downhill since a change of ownership last year), to be replaced by a new seafood restaurant called Perpetual Oyster (Rolex puns, anyone?). The new owner will be Gwen Butler, former general manager of Eastern Standard.

In addition to oysters, the menu will include things like smoked salmon johnnycakes, pan-roasted scallops, and corn pudding.

No opening date is fixed yet, but it will be "as soon as possible."

Fingers crossed, this could be good!

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  1. That's excellent news. One less sushi restaurant in a very sushi-crowded neighborhood that has been missing a seafood restaurant since the painfully mediocre but only-game-in-town Captain's Wharf closed down.

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    1. re: tamerlanenj

      Isn't Lineage sort of seafood-oriented? That was my impression. Or was it colored by the chef's migration from Great Bay?

      1. re: tatamagouche

        Lineage has a broad menu but they're better with seafood than meats, in my experience.

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      1. That's a coup of a scoop, Reporter Bob.

        1. Prior to Eastern Standard, she was at B&G Oyster. I am sure she has lifted some knowledge from that experience,

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          1. re: Gabatta

            Prior to that she
            left the Federalist with 3M of a Swiss businessmans money and a gutted shell at 33 Stanhope St.

          2. Wow, this is really surprising and interesting news. Any clue who's cooking?