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Recent closings in the North End

phatchris Mar 5, 2008 02:09 PM

1. Cafe Grafitti...Already building something in the space.

2. La Brace.. There are now pizza boxes with the words "opening soon" all over the windows. The pizza boxes are from Paesans a brick oven pizzeria in Winthrop.

3. Calore fruit.. Looks like they are gutting the place.

Any word on whats going into these places? Hopefully not another mediocre red-sauce tourist trap.

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    Hambone Willy Apr 1, 2008 02:20 PM

    I saw the guy from Calore this morning standing out front of his old store...must not know what to do. Rocco the Barber on Salem Street said he heard Caffe Grafitti was going to be a sushi joint for what its worth (seriously). Can anyone confirm or deny? I can't wait for the fish market, I miss that place on Salem Street.

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      mrlippitt Mar 7, 2008 06:28 AM

      I heard the same thing about Grafitti going into Martignetti's. Any word on who is taking the rest of the space? I also heard about the new fish place - it's about time. There's no where to get good fresh fish since Giuffre's closed. I heard this new place is going to have a lot of other stuff besides just fish and that it's owned by two women.

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        Bostonbob3 Mar 7, 2008 06:33 AM

        In the Herald yesterday, they said cafe Grafitti and an upscale men's clothing store will be the first two tenants in the Martignetti's space.

        I think Citizen's Bank is just acting as the landlord, versus opening a brank there. Although I'd guess they'll put an ATM on the corner where the BOA machine used to be.

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        saltyair Mar 6, 2008 11:57 AM

        Tarani closed too.

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          Pa amb Tomaquet Mar 5, 2008 02:40 PM

          There is word that Caffe Grafitti may be moving into part of the old Martignetti's space which will be subleased by Citizen's Bank,
          A fish market- Mercato di Mare is going into the Calore Fruit space.
          No word about the Pizza place taking over where La Brace was. What a shame. The food there under the original chef was quite good, but the service became more and more circus-like as time went on.

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          1. re: Pa amb Tomaquet
            BarmyFotheringayPhipps Mar 5, 2008 03:05 PM

            Hm. I could get behind a good fish market in the North End, and had no particular love for Calore. Maybe they'd sell baby octopus!

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              cassoulady Mar 5, 2008 04:44 PM

              any word on when the fish shop will open?

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                Bob Dobalina Mar 6, 2008 12:19 PM

                Ol' Mr. Calore seemed like a nice guy. Any word on him?

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