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Feb 14, 2011 07:31 AM

South Boston revival?

There have been a number of sales of restaurants in South Boston this past year. Anyone have any scoop on who, when, and what is in the works?

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  1. Local 149 is going to open in the old Farragut House space.

    Farragut House Restaurant
    149 P St, Boston, MA 02127

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    1. re: mats77

      any news on what is going to open in the old Kelly's Landing space?

      Kelly's Landing
      159 Bridge St, Weymouth, MA 02191

      1. re: senji000

        The owners of Sidewalk Cafe ( M and 4th St.) bought the place. Not sure what's going in there, but the talk is a pizza joint.

      2. re: mats77

        Here is, finally, some more news about the opening of Local 149 in the old Farragut space.

        I, for one, am very excited to see this place open and can't wait to try it out. The City Point neighborhood good really use a place like this.

      3. Saw an article about a new cheese/gourmet food shop on Broadway near First. Any buzz?

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        1. re: gourmaniac

          A gourmet shop has opened on East Broadway. Can't remember the intersection (may be J) but it is at a traffic light;. bought some cheese there that was very good. Believe it is called American Provisions.

          1. re: Fort Point

            American Provisions is indeed now open in Southie -- and it is fantastic! It's located on the corner of E. Broadway and I St. They carry an impressive selection of cheeses, many local, but also from all over the world, tons of fresh bread, meats, charcuterie, pastas and gourmet sauces, jams, dressings, etc. They also sell Kickass Cupcakes (from the Somerville bakery) and a variety of other chocolates and treats. The first time I walked in I was in heaven and when I walked out my wallet was quite a bit lighter. Their prices are not low - although, I did hear one of the owners say that they're planning to stock some regular, low priced grocery items, plus a selection of prepared dishes like macaroni and cheese.

            They also have a public meeting in Southie tomorrow night to see about getting a license to sell beer and wine.

            All in all, the products (and prices) at American Provisions might not appeal to everyone, but there's nothing else like it in the neighborhood and I think its a very welcome addition.

            One of the owners, I believe, of American Provisions is also one of the guys opening the new Local 149 on P St. -- its under construction but I can't find any information on their impending start date.

            While we're on the subject of Southie, does anyone have any gossip about what might be going into the old Fish Pier and Terri's Diner spots?

            Kickass Cupcakes
            378 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

            Fish Pier Restaurant
            667 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

            1. re: cbw_chowfan

              I was in Terri's Diner just before they closed and the waitress said a Sushi place was taking it over.

              1. re: cbw_chowfan

                Checked out American Provisions yesterday, and they are indeed a very welcome addition to the neighborhood! Gorgeous cheese selection (including burrata), Kinnealey Prime beef, duck confit, fois gras, fresh spices and things like blood oranges and other accouterments. So excited! Southie has come a long way...

                American Provisions
                613 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

                1. re: senji000

                  And all of it viscously overpriced. No thanks, American provisions.

            2. re: gourmaniac

              Broadway and 1st are parallel streets. ?

            3. Not sure "revival" is the appropriate term since that implies there was something there to revive! But the addition of American Provisions, KO Pies and Catering, the upcoming Foodies on West Broadway certainly are steps in the right direction.

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              1. re: mtm7654

                Agreed, I'll also add the opening of Cafe Mamtaz last year (which is really delicious Indian take-out/delivery) to the list of recent neighborhood improvements. I'm pretty excited about the potential selection of beers on tap going in at the Local 149, if the owner's other restaurant, the Biltmore in Newton, is any indication of things to come. If Southie could just get a decent Thai place, then I'd be in heaven. As it is, delivery from Thai's Bistro or House of Siam, will have to do.

                The Biltmore
                1205 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

                House of Siam
                542 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

              2. I'm hoping to revive this string to see if anyone has updates on the restaurants going into the Fish Pier and Terrie's Place locations and any other important eatery changes in the neighborhood. Thanks!

                Terrie's Place
                676 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

                Fish Pier Restaurant
                667 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

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                1. re: lbonacs

                  Heard that the owners of the Paramount on Charles St. are opening up a 2nd location at the old Fish Pier site. I noticed some construction the other week. I would think this will be a huge hit in Southie.

                  Terrie's PLace is supposedly turning into a sushi restaurant, but I don't have any specifics.

                  Fish Pier Restaurant
                  667 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

                  1. re: msw79

                    WOW!!! That would be great. Thanks for the response!