Chipotle and Japonaise Bakery
I was in the Starbucks on Comm Ave near St. Paul today and heard that Chipotle Grill is moving in next door. Now there are 4 chains on that block. On a happier note, yesterday we were in the Japonaise Bakery on Beacon and they had signs up advertising their new place at 1022 Comm Ave. I got the impression it was open but have not checked it out. We asked them if it would mirror the Beacon St set-up and menu and they said yes but there would be more indoor seating.
1020 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Yes, Japonaise has opened in the space that had most recently been Kapow. (I remember when it was Blackbird Bakery, a spot I loved and still miss.) I haven't had a chance to stop in and check it out yet. The space itself definitely has lots more room, and more of a cafe vibe.
Stopped by Japonaise the other day on Comm Ave. They are open and serving pretty much everything you can get on Beacon.
What is Chipotle replacing? I hear you on the proliferation of chains in the area, but it does seem that there is more street life on that part of Comm Ave with the addition of Upper Crust, Panera, and now Chipotle.