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October Openings and Closings

Any upcoming openings or closings you've heard about? I walked by the soon-to-open Cafe Polonia in Salem this weekend--looks very nice. I believe they will be opening around mid-week this week.

The new Geoffrey's Cafe in the Back Bay may be opening this week as well.

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  1. I've got one in Metro West that I just saw last night although an October opening may be a long shot. It's called Feng Shui and is opening on Route westbound 9 in Natick where Vinny T's used to be (adjacent to Chuck E Cheese) and the sign says "Hibachi and Sushi Room". I have no information as to opening date.

    Edit to add that a google search reveals there is a restaurant in Chelmsford with the same name and concept so these are likely related.

    1. The other day I noticed that the New Asia in Union Square, Somerville has magically reopened. They were cleaning up the space over the last couple months but it appears refreshed and once again in business.

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      New Asia Restaurant
      326 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

      1. Not new news, but very much looking forward to the Island Creek Oyster Bar opening in Kenmore. Hopefully it happens this month.

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        1. re: Gabatta

          Island Creek Oyster Bar to open at 5 PM today according to their Twitter feed.

        2. Pretty sure Floating Rock in Cambridge opens this month.

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          Floating Rock
          485 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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          1. re: gini

            I'm on their mailing list and they are interviewing for staff this week. I hope they open soon or I'll be on the Blue Line soon fora fix from Thmor Dat..:)

            1. re: 9lives

              I cannot wait. It's down the street from my office and I plan to go for lunch...I don't know...every day. Is that too often?

          2. District 7 opened up this past weekend on Pleasant St. in Malden (down from Hugh O'Neills and All Seasons Table). Don't think it replaced anything but I'm not sure. Some friends of mine checked it out and said the food (pub grub, burgers, steaks, seafood, etc.) was solid especially the prime rib special and that it has a comfortable, neighborhood bar feel. It appears they have a facebook page with a menu up but website has basically a business card up and says it's in development. We'll probably stop in this week after work to check it out.

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            All Seasons Table Restaurant
            64 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148