June 2011 Openings and Closings
- hiddenboston Jun 2, 2011 08:16 AM
Any upcoming openings this month? Any closings down the road that you've heard about? I know that an An Olive Garden whose design is based on Riserva di Fizzano in Tuscany opens next week in Danvers (and no, I'm not kidding), and the Red Lantern (Asian restaurant) should be opening in the Back Bay soon. And BerryLine just opened on Newbury Street, making this the 396th frozen yogurt place to open in that neighborhood in the past few weeks.
Area IV expanding to dinner service.
Abigail's in that same neighborhood possibly opening.
El Centro adding lunch and brunch service.
Salty Pig (Coda folks in the old Firefly / Six Burner space).
Paul's in the North End (sandwiches in the former Going Bananas spot from the J. Pace crew).
Anemochory, Boston's least-underground underground dining club (they have more effective PR than many overground places).
130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
re: MC Slim JB
Incidentally, El Centro, which has lines out the door most nights for dinner, has not yet started its lunch service, thought it's threatening to do so soon. I don't imagine brunch will happen there until after lunch gets established.
472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Tootsie's Coffee Shop in the Greenwood area of Wakefield/Melrose (same shopping plaza as Porto Bello) looks close to opening.
There's a place going on on Rte 1 North, in Peabody, where the old diner was. Something like Red's Bistro. I have to go up thataways to the pool store, will confirm the name. It's a full new build.
Recently spent some time with two guys that are opening an Italian restaurant in Waltham named "Charcoal Guido's". You can guess the rest. Should be opened by the end of Summer or sooner. Awaiting equipment from Italy. We'll see! Will update as I get more information.