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Oct 1, 2012 06:13 AM

October 2012 Openings and Closings

Yup, it's October already (September seemed to go by really quickly this year, but maybe it's just me). What are some restaurants that may be opening or closing this month? A few possible openings I can think of include Vine Brook Tavern in Lexington, Steel and Rye in Milton, and Kareem's in Watertown. As far as closings, it looks like Saporito's in Hull could be shutting down soon. Any others?

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  1. Lincoln Bar and Restaurant on West Broadway in South Boston scheduled for an early Oct. opening. Seems to be the same people as Paramont.

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    1. re: Fort Point

      Their Soft Opening is tonight, according to Eater.

    2. BoMa will probably open this week in the South End, maybe as soon as Friday (the 5th).

      Per Eater, YumeWoKatare in Porter Square (ramen joint) will open October 12th.

      Puritan & Co, Will Gilson's new place in Inman Square, seems to have a shot at an October opening.

      Five Guys should open up on Summer St. in Downtown Crossing.

      1. alot of activity in Newton

        has lots of info

        also Bertucci's is looking into opening i at 300 Needham St in Newton

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        1. re: bluerib

          I didn't know there was space there. And that would be pretty close to the existing location on Highland Avenue in Needham.

          1. re: L2k

            City of Newton has scheduled October 9 for the Bertuccis hearing so someone must think it's a good idea.

            1. re: bluerib

              They did recently lose their Atrium location down the road so perhaps there are enough people who like sub-par brick oven pizza to support 2 locations within a couple miles.

        2. Cask and Flagon, Marshfield is opening this week, they had a soft open this weekend.

          1. Renovation activity going on at the former Columbus Cafe space in the South End. Haven't heard what might be going in there for a long time. A one-time notion that Jamie Bissonnette might do a breakfast/lunch spot there has long since been abandoned, apparently. He will be busy for a while opening Toro NYC.


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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Update: per Eater Boston, it appears that the folks behind Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square have taken over the old Columbus Cafe space. No notion of name or concept yet, though it is suggested that the two places will have similar menus.

              From the same source, the Waltham Upper Crust has closed. I don't wish misfortune on any restaurant -- employees need jobs -- but screw those owners.


              1. re: MC Slim JB

                I heard about Five Horses a little awhile ago, though at the time I wasn't sure if it was public info. I heard it could be called Five Horses South, but that could just be a rumor.

              2. re: MC Slim JB

                ah ha. we might then want to remember to leave out Toro when making Boston restnt suggestions to NYC visitors.