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Old Joe V's space

Wannabfoode Jul 19, 2011 07:27 PM

Any progress going on here?

Joe V's
315 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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    Fukui San Jul 20, 2011 07:40 AM

    Please tell me that the rumor that a Japanese Izakaya is going there is going to happen.

    I don't see many signs of construction there, but neither do I see a For Sale sign.

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    1. re: Fukui San
      UnionPark Jul 20, 2011 09:04 AM

      I heard that the Japanese restaurant deal fell through.

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        Mike5966 Jul 20, 2011 09:34 AM

        This saddens me greatly. It was my long lost hope for a yakitori joint.

    2. MC Slim JB Jul 20, 2011 09:02 AM

      I've seen very little activity in that space, which I walk by often. I think they finally removed the old Joe V's bottle of crème de banane, so I guess that's something.


      Joe V's
      315 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

      1. MC Slim JB Aug 4, 2011 10:07 AM

        Great news! Per South End Patch, the yakitori joint, to be called Zia, is not dead, just slow to birth. Aiming for late September opening. http://southend.patch.com/articles/union-park-tapas-restaurant-delayed


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        1. re: MC Slim JB
          Mike5966 Aug 4, 2011 11:14 AM

          Skin... hearts... liver... gizzards... maybe even chicken sashimi???

          I hope with all my heart this place turns out to be the real deal.

          1. re: Mike5966
            Nab Aug 4, 2011 11:32 AM

            they better bring the binchotan boyeeeee !!

            1. re: Mike5966
              MC Slim JB Aug 4, 2011 05:54 PM

              Can't say I have high hopes for that kind of traditional yakitori, but we'll see.

              Also, the place is to be called Zai, not Zia -- the Patch reported it both ways, but Hidden Boston got the real scoop.


              1. re: MC Slim JB
                Fukui San Sep 20, 2011 08:49 PM

                Just did a search on "Joe V's" to see what was happening in that space. I am beyond excited for this news. Even if it's only a halfway decent imitation of the real thing, I'm glad that this sort of place is opening in the South End rather than another high end continental restaurant.

          2. MC Slim JB Sep 21, 2011 05:25 AM

            Incidentally, there's been a construction dumpster in front of the former Joe V's for a week or so now; they're doing serious work to gut the old space and rebuild it. Progress!


            1. HeidelbergLion74 Apr 6, 2012 01:18 PM

              ZAI - Yakitori Bar - they're trying for permits. Someone who has something to do with Snappy Sushi... ??? That's all I hear so far.

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                prc1234 Apr 28, 2012 05:11 AM

                I walked by yesterday, paper off the windows and tables and chairs were set up. Someone was doing what looked like some touch up painting.

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