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Jan 30, 2010 01:41 PM

West Roxbury

Does anyone know what's going into the old "Spring Blossom" space on the VFW Parkway? There's been a ton of construction and the new place appears a heluva lot more swank (or clean for that matter) than the old dive.

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  1. A Lebanese restaurant is going into that space - reportedly the same owner as Nicole's in the South End. They received their beer/wine license this week.

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      1. re: sacrelicious

        Anyone know what's going on with this place? I had to go to W. Rox yesterday and was looking forward to trying it. Chowhound and google searches came up empty on recent news, so I wasn't all that surprised to see it wasn't there. Does anyone know: stalled or cancelled?

        1. re: elcaminogirl

          I'm not sure either, but it has been stalled for about 1 1/2 months now. If i had to guess, they ran out of funding but i honestly have no idea.

          1. re: hynespb

            Thats too bad - Kings restaurant in WR is awful

            1. re: Cork

              I saw 2 construction workers go in the front door today

              1. re: 66corvair

                I drove by the other night, and there was a big banner with the restaurant name (which I promptly forgot) and also saying "coming soon...."

                1. re: sallyt

                  I drove by today and noted the name: "Al Wadi - Lebanese".

                  1. re: nincyh

                    It looks like it should be open by now. Anybody tried it?

                    From Boston Restaurant Talk:

                    A new Lebanese restaurant and lounge is getting ready to open in West Roxbury, moving into the space where a Chinese restaurant used to be.

                    Based on information from a job post on the Craigslist site, Al-Wadi Restaurant is planning to open on the VFW Parkway on Sunday, August 15. Al-Wadi will be opening where a Chinese dining spot and cocktail lounge called Spring Blossom resided until closing about a year and a half ago. According to an earlier post on the Universal Hub site, the new eatery will be run by the owner of Nicole's Pizza, a pizza and sub shop located on Tremont Street in Boston's South End that also features Middle Eastern fare. Universal Hub also had mentioned that Al-Wadi may have an outdoor patio in addition to a bar area.

                    The address for this soon-to-open Lebanese restaurant in West Roxbury will be: Al-Wadi, 1249 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA, 02132.

                    Nicole's Pizza
                    639 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118

                    Tremont Cafe
                    418 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

      2. If you've been in the area longer, you would have referred to it as "the old China Bell location".

        I believe there was a third rendition after China Bell and before Spring Blossom, too.

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        1. re: L2k

          Wasn't it Hunan Pagoda or something like that?

          1. re: mabelm4050


            20 years from now we'll do the same with Fontaines!