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May 2, 2008 10:36 AM

Bella Luna Moving...Milky Way Closing

Bella Luna will move perhaps as early as August to The Brewery complex, perhaps next year if a short team lease is signed. Milky Way CLOSING on same schedule.

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  1. That's really sad about Milky Way closing. I'm glad Bella Luna is going to stay in JP, but it's too bad that the center of JP loses an institution like this. I just hope that something equally funky and quirky will replace it.

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Not likely anything good will replace it. The rent the landlord is asking is insane. This greedy guy is doing everything he can to jack up rent prices in JP -- he has no regard for the neighborhood at all. The only ones who will be able to afford it would be a chain, and that won't happen. Bella Luna has been an institution and a boon to Hyde Sq. Even though I'm sad it's leaving there, I'm glad they're not giving in to the pressure to overpay.

    2. This is sad news! While I wasn't thrilled with the food at Bella Luna, I was so happy to have such an interesting place like the Milky Way down the street from my house! It added a ton of "JP-ness" to JP. Ya digg?

      Plus, their hip-hop nights were awesome.

      1. That's really unfortunate, for hounds and all of us. Keep a watch on this space. Such an increase means that he likely already has someone/something lined up for that space already. You can willing to bet that the eventual new tenant will not be paying that much.

        1. Ug. Bad news. I saw sooo many good up-and-coming bands at the Milky Way. Especially liked Mittens.

          And the pizza at Bella Luna can actually be very good, when they cook it enough (which they do about 50% of the time).

          1. The Milky Way was the site of so many wonderful events. I will really miss it. Greedy landlord.