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Nov 6, 2012 03:12 PM

Po Boy- Crafts Street in Newton? Does anyone know anything about this?

I was driving on Crafts Street in Newton today and went by that little place that used to be a sandwich joint, then had a fire, then was a sandwich place again- across from the autobody shop, near Washington Street/WF. Noticed that while it still had a Boar's Head sticker on the door, there is a new-ish sign on the front that said "Po Boy". I nearly had an accident right then and there because I was trying to peer in the (dark) windows. Could it be that something so wonderful might actually go there or is it just a dream?

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  1. Oh please let it be so. And let it be the real thing, not a Boston interpretation of a sandwich that needs no tinkering.

    1. A little poking shows some activity w/ the city of Newton for signage and a liquor license and the name Eric Cormier - could it be the same as the writer, etc, from New Orleans? Fingers crossed, dreaming of a Domilise's half and half....

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      1. re: okra

        More Newton news - appears that a chain called Seasons 52 is applying for a liquor license to operate at 220 Boylston Street, Building C, Chestnut Hill Square, Chestnut Hill, MA. says that it is planning to open in Autumn 2013.

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Seasons 52's opening was announced back in September in this Boston Business Journal article:
          I am not a hater of all chains like other hounds but I was hoping for something a bit less generic in this new development.

        2. re: okra

          That's quite the thought. If that's the case, I wonder if Brett Anderson (former Times-Picayune restaurant crititc who is spending this year at Harvard) has any insight? Might try reaching out to him via Twitter.

          Also, Okra I always enjoyed Franky and Johnny's over Domilise's in that neighborhood. Have you had both?

          1. This would be great because the only decent po' boy I've had in this region is in Portland at Po' Boys & Pickles.

            1. That has been up for months with no appreciable change inside. Very confusing.

              its a "Charcoal Guido's" watch all over again.

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              1. re: hyde

                Ok, I'm a little slow on the uptake.

                But still... let it be a real thing. Please please please.

              2. Anyone checked this out yet??