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Oct 15, 2012 08:16 AM

November 2012 Openings and Closings

Fogo de Chão opens in the former home of The Palm in the Westin Copley Place on Nov 2, and adds lunch service Nov 5. It's a chain churrascaria with six locations in Brazil and 16 in the US.

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  1. I heard from BosGuy and Adam's Hospitality that Cinquecento may be opening November 12.

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Update: Cinquecento's invite-only opening party is on Thu, Nov 29 (featuring "exclusive spots for Maserati and Ferrari owners"); general public opening the next day.

      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Shouldn't there be reserved spots for Fiat 500's since that is conceivably where the name came from, or at least what it most immediately brings to mind?

        1. re: hckybg

          no matter what that is kind of douchy, special treatment for the upper class. I guess us 2002 toyota owners should know our place :P

          1. re: hckybg

            I suspect the name comes from the address, 500 Harrison.

            My first crack about the Ferrari thing was, "A relief. I hate parking next to those Benz-driving schmucks."

            My second was, "it's good news for everyone. You can be assured of not having the smallest penis in the room."


            1. re: MC Slim JB

              It's about time someone reserved spots for the exotic car owners who love to dine out but feel discriminated against.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                this might be one of the best "glass, half-full" comments i have ever heard

        2. Per Eater Boston, Mangia Pizza's long-closed South End location (which I was sure was gone for good, "temporarily closed" sign notwithstanding) re-opens Nov 1. Glad to see it!

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            If I were a betting man, I would wager that the first Five Guys in downtown Boston (Summer Street in Downtown Crossing) will be opening in November. They look to be about 4-5 weeks out.

            1. re: Gordough

              I'm guessing the same can be said for the B Good just down the street. They were supposed to open in September, but clearly hit some delays.

              1. re: mkfisher

                I am not so sure about the B Good. I walk by both of these sites almost daily and work on the B Good location has either stopped or slowed down significantly. I hardly ever even see any work going on in there although it is papered over so it is a bit hard to tell. I'd guess more like 6-8 weeks minimum unless things pick up dramatically.

                1. re: Gordough

                  Yeah, I'm surprised by how slowly they've both been coming. That "we'll be grinding burgers in September" sign always depresses me a little bit, and I don't even really care about b.good.

                  1. re: FinnFPM

                    I walked past the Five Guys location yesterday and the paper is down off the windows. The interior appears mostly set up. It looks like a lot of finishing work is going on at this point, so I don't think we're too far off.

                  2. re: Gordough

                    I walked by the new B Good location on Summer Street today. They have made quite a bit of progress in the last week or so. Signage is up. I'd guess about 2-3 more weeks depending on permitting/license issues provided that the current pace continues.

                    One other non-chowish note. On the same block, Subway has opened replacing Quiznos.

                2. re: Gordough

                  Five Guys looks to be more or less ready to go. I wouldn't be shocked to see it open next week.

                  B Good finally has their sign up, but it looks to still need quite a bit of work inside. Probably talking December at this point.

                  1. re: mkfisher

                    Yeah, I'm surprised they haven't already opened. That place is done. They're just waiting to cut the ribbon or something.

                    1. re: FinnFPM

                      Could be City Of Boston permitting/license hold ups as often happens when restaurants are trying to open.

              2. Upper Crust closing in Beverly; new place opening there soon in the North Beverly plaza.

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                1. re: ipsofatso

                  Mario's from North Reading will be opening in North Beverly so I am guessing that this will be the place. They have good food and pizza at a decent price and have takeout with a waitress section. Just was there yesterday for the first time in years and saw a sign up that they are expanding to beverly and other spots

                2. Poe's Pub or whatever they're gonna call it (Mass Ave & Tremont). Sometime in November.

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                  1. re: Nab

                    Estelle's is the new name for what was originally going to be called Poe's Chester Square Pub.


                  2. Banners over the sign and on the side of the building at Maria's Pizza in East Arlington were advertising "Hand-tossed Italian Pizza Coming Soon." Not sure if it's a change in owners, or just a change in concept.

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                    1. re: bear

                      I was driving too fast to catch the particulars, but there was a sign on the sidewalk yesterday offering a free slice.