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Publick House is opening a market

ItalyFan Feb 6, 2008 02:13 PM

Just saw this on the Brookline Tab. Sounds good.


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    phatchris RE: ItalyFan Feb 6, 2008 02:24 PM

    Awesome can't wait!

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      lergnom RE: ItalyFan Feb 6, 2008 03:31 PM

      I'm sure they'll get lots of customers from the Yeshiva next door.

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        drewames03 RE: lergnom Feb 6, 2008 03:51 PM

        Washington Square is about to get an influx of new restaurants come this spring - Rod Dee (where Dunkin was), a Bakery/Coffee Shop, high end Japanese restaurant next to Golden Temple, and now a high end market! Exciting times in Brookline:)

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          litchick RE: drewames03 Feb 6, 2008 05:31 PM

          I still miss B&D. ;(
          But yay for Publick House!

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            amatto RE: drewames03 Feb 7, 2008 08:05 AM

            A Rod Dee is opening in Washington Sq?!?! Great! Any details as to when? And any details about this high-end Japanese restaurant mentioned??

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              drewames03 RE: amatto Feb 7, 2008 08:14 AM

              I can't remember the specifics, but Rod Dee is opening in the Dunkin Donuts Space on Beacon in the Spring. The high-end Japanese place wasn't completely final, but the Brookline Tab reported that it was a done deal and expected to open in the spring as well.

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                BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: drewames03 Feb 7, 2008 08:40 AM

                The unspoken other side of this is...a Dunk closed? I had no idea such a thing was possible!

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                  Kbee RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 7, 2008 08:47 AM

                  So true! I walked by there the other day and thought the exact same thing. Rod Dee will be a great addition to the neighborhood.

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                    RoxyB RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 7, 2008 09:07 AM

                    Yeah, the kosher Dunkin' Donuts closed abruptly. The rent went up when the lease expired. The owner found jobs for all his employees in his other shops. And the Muslim woman who worked in a kosher restaurant because she didn't have to touch pork products is now a cashier in one of the former owner's other shops.

                    However, now I have to go to Coolidge Corner or Cleveland Circle for my favorite coffee. Not too convenient when I live in Washington Square. If I drank Charbuck's I'd be all set, but I dislike burnt coffee. Poor me. ;-(

                    But nice that my neighborhood is getting all kinds of new food places! I wondered what was going in to the old B&D Deli space. Anybody know what Vinny T's will become?

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                      pamalamb RE: RoxyB Feb 7, 2008 09:30 AM

                      I enjoy the coffee at Athan's. (Not to mention the pastry).

                      I heard a rumor that the Vinny T's space was going to become a Bertucci's, but I have no facts to back that up...

                      I hope the Publick House market sells their mac and cheese to cook at home - sometimes I want that comfort food at home, and the restaurant doesn't do takeout.

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                        RoxyB RE: pamalamb Feb 7, 2008 10:30 AM

                        I always forget about Athan's, pamalamb. I think it's my fear of having a pastry shop dangerously close to home. But I might be able to control myself and buy only coffee to go.

                        Yeah, right ;-)

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                        Trumpetguy RE: RoxyB Feb 7, 2008 10:08 AM

                        Vinny T's? The rumor is Publick House will take it over...

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                          Calico Jack RE: Trumpetguy Feb 8, 2008 10:17 AM

                          I have also heard this...

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                            pamalamb RE: Calico Jack Feb 8, 2008 12:28 PM

                            In addition to the store on the corner?

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                              Trumpetguy RE: pamalamb Feb 8, 2008 07:16 PM

                              Yes, in addition to the new store and The Publick House...

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                                brezinst RE: Trumpetguy Apr 9, 2008 07:15 AM

                                the vinny t's is becoming a publick house BBQ concept, i talked to the owner last week

                      3. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                        Ralphie_in_Boston RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Apr 9, 2008 07:41 AM

                        You read my mind! ha ha. Don't worry, at least three will show up to its funeral.

                        I really am happy to hear that Washington Square is getting more dining establishments. I used to live nearby, and I miss the area dearly. Now I'll have more excuses to visit again.

              2. steinpilz RE: ItalyFan Feb 6, 2008 03:53 PM

                Great, hope it's as good as Formaggio.

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                  FoodFemme RE: ItalyFan Feb 7, 2008 10:28 AM

                  That sounds yummy.

                  1. pamalamb RE: ItalyFan Apr 9, 2008 07:07 AM

                    Just wondering if anyone knows when it will be opening. It looks almost ready, but when I contacted the restaurant to get a rough date, all I got was rudeness in response.

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