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Jan 15, 2009 07:26 AM

Middle Eastern in JP

It looks like a Middle Eastern restaurant is opening up in JP, It's going into the old insurance place across from JP Licks. I think it's Samia's.

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  1. Interesting. I wonder if it will be a second Samia's or if they are moving from West Roxbury. This is the first I've heard of this (can't find any info about it online).

    1. I hope you're right, I love their place in West Roxbury. However, are you sure it is going to be a restaurant? It seems there is a real estate company in JP with the same name and that space seems like more of an office location than a restaurant space.

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      1. re: jad79

        The Samia Company is located in Brighton, not JP. They were my landlords in 1979-80. Yikes. I'm old.

        The link you provided is to aprtments they are renting in JP.

      2. Really? I haven't heard anything about this. Usually when something like this goes on it's all over town. I'll ask around.

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        1. re: purple bot

          I'll check the signs in the windows again on my way home today .

        2. I passed this the other night but perhaps misread as Sami's (as in Sami's falafel wagon that used to be at Harvard Medical School). I hope you're right as it would be a much better addition to the neighborhood.

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          1. re: gourmaniac

            I read it wrong. It is Sami's They have a website at

            1. re: 66corvair

              I got confirmation on this tonight, too. Interesting! Good catch, 66, I totally missed this. It will be a great addition to the neighborhood.

          2. Does anyone know if Sami's has opened yet?

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            1. re: pomodori pelati

              Looks like its going to be a while longer. Still looks like a major construction site inside, from what I can tell.