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April 2013 Openings and Closings

This seems like as good an excuse as any to start this month's discussion. Grub Street Boston is reporting (and asserting it's not an April Fool's prank) that Olives Charlestown will close to make way for a Legal Test Kitchen.

B'zaah!

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  1. I'm wary of any news I hear today, but the following places have opened as of today (or the past weekend):

    The Ship in Lynnfield
    Area Four food truck (on the Greenway today)
    Anthony's East Side Deli in Arlington

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      I can confirm that the Area Four truck is set up in Dewey Square.

      1. Gretchen S confirmed that Ma France in East Lexington has opened and Modelo Butcher Market in Magoon Square may have opened or is very close.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8919...

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        1. re: itaunas

          Wow, there is *nothing* on Ma France online. I'm in the area, so I'll try to drive by today or tomorrow.

          1. re: hiddenboston

            I walked by yesterday, didn't go in, and oh boy did those shelves look bare.

            1. re: hiddenboston

              To be honest I pay more attention to posted fliers than twitter and facebook, so their low-tech approach worked for me. I definitely plan to check it out over the weekend.

            2. re: itaunas

              Picked up some ham and cheese Sunday. The shelves are pretty bare. Hopefully they will be getting more product. I think it was a mistake to not have a web site before they opened. Even 411 didn't have the number. I have a high tolerance for food prices if the products are good. The $60 mason jar of Cassoulet was out of my range. They are a nice young couple from France and I wish them well.

              MA FRANCE
              46 Mass Ave.
              Lexington
              781 862-1047

              1. re: PAUL

                Did they have packaged food products (e.g. Amora dijon)?

            3. Little Lamb - Mongolian food including hotpots - is due to open in April. On Cambridge St, by Charles T, across from Liberty Hotel.

              1. http://www.tacopartytruck.com/
                A vegetarian/vegan taco lunch (and dinner some nights) truck that has a few places through town that they're parking. Can't vouch for the food, but I've enjoyed following them since January on Facebook!

                http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com

                1. A PR rep for Todd English issued a statement that Olives Charlestown is not closing.

                  Of course, the same PR team insisted that Kingfish Hall was not closing, right up to the point that it closed.

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                  1. It looks like Captain Boston Fish market in Medford on the corner of Harvard Street and Main Street has closed. My wife called the other day and found the phone disconnected. I walked by the other day and the place was cleared out. I would often get fish from there on my way home, quality was always pretty good, prices reasonable. Anyone know what happened there?

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                    1. re: jforman

                      Bummer - I have no intel about Captain Boston, but I used to go to Carey's Catch in Lexington, another Korean-owned fish market, which closed last year. People are probably sick of me complaining about H-Mart, but I wonder if the Korean clientele started going to H-Mart instead? Was the clientele in Medford more Korean-leaning or otherwise?

                      Speaking of Carey's Catch, a French cheese market recently opened in the space, in the space little plaza as Jackson's Kitchen. Maybe it was in March so not relevant to this thread. I haven't been in yet.

                      1. re: digga

                        Captain Boston's main business was wholesale (to restaurants) and catering. So H-Mart isn't directly their competitor, although Ebisuya opening probably had a small effect. They did have one or two competitors in Everett (it changed names, but not certain about owner) with the wholesale, but more prepared sushi and sashimi and they outlasted that. I think overall they had far too much retail infrastructure for a mainly wholesale business and was wondering if they might move somewhere, but I haven't been able to figure out what happened. There are a lot of sources for pre-packaged sushi/sashimi fish (even pre-chopped/sauced "spicy tuna"), but I don't think that would impact their catering tray or wholesale sushi restaurant business.

                        1. re: itaunas

                          As always itaunus, thanks for the thoughtful and informed response.

                    2. Not an April opening but I read in this morning's Globe that Smashburger is opening a location in Sherwood Plaza in Natick, That news makes sense given this article from last year: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blo...

                      Anyone ever tried Smashburger? Any better than Five Guys?

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                      1. re: Gordough

                        The Checkers burger chain is also looking at opening multiple locations here, another chain like Smashburger with which I have no experience.

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                        1. re: MC Slim JB

                          I used to be a big Checkers/Rallys fan when I lived in New Orleans. I'd put it on the same level as Sonic if that helps.

                          1. re: MC Slim JB

                            Someone wake me when In-N-Out decides to open a franchise here. Until then, I'll just make my burgers at home, or maybe go to RF O'Sullivan's

                            1. re: MC Slim JB

                              As a regional offering, Checkers is interesting once or twice. Different milkshake flavors, fish sandwiches year round, dogs with chili, Mr Pibb. The folks I know who are big proponents really love the (battered, seasoned) fries, which don't do it to me. I would prefer it to Sonic, but would rather make a trip to Sully's, Simco, Flat Patties... or something local.

                              1. re: itaunas

                                Would the Mr. Pibb be coming up here too? I seem to recall other restaurants that have it (possibly 5 guys?) where it did not make the trip north.

                            2. re: Gordough

                              Have tried Smashburger in Dallas. I'd rate it equal to Five Guys (but I'm a Five Guys fan and it doesn't sound like you are?). It has more offerings than Five Guys, chicken sandwiches, etc. A little more sit-downish, if I am recalling correctly.

                              1. re: hotoynoodle

                                For good? They've randomly been closed on Thursday or Friday nights recently, but opentable is still showing available reservations. It would not be shocking to me if they are really done.

                                1. re: BlueTrain84

                                  Nope, officially done-done-done. Can finally take it off my Dead Pool, where it's been for a good five years.

                                  Interesting side note I just heard for the first time: per Chuck Draghi of Erbaluce, the space was originally destined to be a Tom Colicchio project: he apparently spent a fair amount of money developing it. What a world of difference that would have made.

                                  I'm sorry for the folks that are out of work, but this place has long been beyond mediocre, in my experience, one locals largely abandoned long ago. I'm hopeful the next tenant will be a big step up.

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                                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                                    Good riddance. Hated sibling rivalry. I tried it a few times and just hated the vibe so much I can't recall the food.

                                    1. re: yumyum

                                      I didn't like the vibe either, which I found odd because I loved Kinkead's, which also closed in 2010. (Tracy O'Grady, who competed in the Bocuse d'Or, has since moved on to Willow AFAIK)

                                    2. re: MC Slim JB

                                      did some memory math and 6 years ago (!) had a conversation with the gm who was saying weeknights were a graveyard and just fri/sat suburban people kept the lights on.

                                      after 10 years of very low revenue and a lease likely expiring after a sweetheart deal -- POOF!

                                      am thinking druker will want a fortune for the space now so it will be interesting to see who can pony up the dough.

                                      i think much of the "vibe" had to do with the owner(s). trickle-down and all that.

                                      1. re: hotoynoodle

                                        Ladies and gentlemen: Schhhtrega South End! It could happen.

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                                        1. re: MC Slim JB

                                          evil, evil.

                                          my hope clings to the lack of easy parking for his non-urban-dwelling demographic

                                          1. re: hotoynoodle

                                            There is valet and a lot in the building with an elevator that brings you up next to Picco, so I'm not sure that's a limiting factor.

                                    3. re: BlueTrain84

                                      Note on door when I walked by saying, been closed since apr 2... Thanks for 9 years

                                  2. Not a real "opening or closing", but Taqueria El Amigo in Waltham will NOT be open on Sundays anymore, starting this Sunday April 7th. Their Sat hours will be 10a-10p. I think they will now open on Tuesdays as well (they used to be closed on Tuesdays).

                                    Just want to alert chowhounders in case you plan to visit on a Sunday!

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                                    1. re: y2000k

                                      Oh Jesus, you scared me for a second. I saw "Taqueria El Amigo" and thought NOOOOOOOoooooooooo. Whew!

                                      1. re: y2000k

                                        Huh. I thought they *were* closed on Sundays! Great to know that they'll be open Tuesdays if that comes to pass, though.

                                      2. ittyo in the porter exchange building is now owned by the same people as cafe mami

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                                        1. re: galangatron

                                          I was wondering what happened! I went a week or two ago and got a teriyaki chicken rice bowl, which used to be so, so delicious and had seaweed salad and lettuce salad and just really fantastic chicken. Anyway, it's TERRIBLE now. I won't be back.

                                          1. re: galangatron

                                            I'd heard that someone has taken over Cafe Mami in the past year or so and that the quality had taken a sharp dive; can anyone confirm this as well?

                                            1. re: Boston_Otter

                                              I'd read something similar on this board. I had my usual tonkatsu curry sometime last month, and it seemed ok. I'm curious if there's a particular popular menu item that has gone downhill - for example the hamburg dishes.

                                              1. re: Boston_Otter

                                                read the same report (here), and I've since only had a special. The little salad was the dressing and I skipped the miso soup.

                                                At least one of the guys cooking is a holdover, though.

                                            2. Gyu-Kaku, replacing Ginza at 1002 Beacon St. in Brookline looks ready to open any day. Also on the same block, replacing Johnnies Market, Whole Foods opens this Thursday at 8am.

                                              1. My son noticed a sign for Beantown Taqueria on Western Ave., with building activity and what looks like a patio. He thought the space looked quite promising. (Sorry if it's already been reported.)

                                                A quick look at the facebook page didn't turn anything up, but a google search found this alcohol licensing hearing for early April.

                                                http://ma.mypublicnotices.com/PublicN...

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                                                1. re: bear

                                                  Pretty quick to branch out from Central.

                                                2. "Make sure to pour one out for Crossroads Pub. April 15th is the last day of operation for this institution of the local running scene."

                                                  http://blog.racemenu.com/insiders-gui...

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                                                  1. re: meeps2002

                                                    Oh shoot....We're going out of town tomorrow until the 18th. I would've relished one last drink and bar pizza at Crossroads, which had become our new pre-Fenway spot the last couple of seasons.

                                                    1. re: digga

                                                      Last i heard, Crossroads somehow managed to stay open until April 20. Any news since then? (They were probably closed on Friday, though :-( )

                                                      1. re: Alcachofa

                                                        They did end up closing on the 20th.

                                                  2. Anyone know what's up with Sierra's out in Sudbury? The door is papered over, looked for local news but didn't find any. Have always been a fan of the margaritas and the....margaritas.

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                                                    1. re: Angel Food

                                                      My bad - now there's news. Both Serafina and Sierra's have closed, filed for bankruptcy.

                                                    2. Any word on what is going on with Geoffrey's Cafe? Will it be reopening under another owner?

                                                      1. Looks like Jonathan's on Needham Street in Newton closed today.

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                                                        1. re: nsenada

                                                          That is too bad. The food there was very good.

                                                          1. re: nsenada

                                                            This is unsurprising. Dull food (looked like the all-Sysco casual dining menu), high prices, terrible service in the dining room.

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                                                            1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                              I must have been there on a good night. :)

                                                            2. re: nsenada

                                                              Really? Jonathan's was open on Monday and it's still taking reservations via OpenTable for tonight. Is there a sign on the window/door?

                                                              1. re: hiddenboston

                                                                Supposedly there is a sign saying they lost their lease, which sounds like bs to me since they just opened within the last year.

                                                                1. re: WestRoxy

                                                                  What a joke for them to suggest that they lost their lease 11 months after opening. They spent a fortune building that place out from the Papa Ginos. To suggest they signed a lease for less than a year might be the most absurd restaurant closing excuse I have ever seen. However, I suppose technically it is possible they "lost" their lease for failure to pay rent or some other event of lease default.

                                                                  1. re: WestRoxy

                                                                    If any of you get over there, let me know what the sign definitely says, thanks!

                                                                      1. re: Gordough

                                                                        I had a beer there once while my kid was at a birthday party up the street at the Plaster Fun Time (or some such thing), the place seemed kind of unremarkable food wise (saw some bar snacks coming out), but seriously, they did spend a bundle on the decor, so someone's taken a bath on that one.

                                                                    1. re: hiddenboston

                                                                      Yes, my wife was meeting a bunch of people there for dinner, and when they got there the employees were all in the parking lot, looking pretty dejected.

                                                                    2. re: nsenada

                                                                      Jonathan (of Jonathan's) owned the building on Needham Street. From the Newton Patch:

                                                                      "When Papa Gino’s chose not to renew their lease in late 2010 and moved across Needham Street, Glick saw an opportunity. He could finally open his own restaurant, putting to good use not only his management background but also the “literal blood, sweat and tears” he’d put into the construction of the actual building that houses Jonathan’s."

                                                                      Then it looks like the building was foreclosed on from the Filene's bankruptcy, and went to auction late last year:

                                                                      "According to a report in the Boston Herald, the property at 215 Needham St. will be sold at a public foreclosure auction on Sept. 13 following a mortgage default...Jonathan's Bar & Grill, which opened in May 2012, is also located at 215 Needham St. The Herald article did not indicate whether the auction would affect the restaurant. "

                                                                      And according to the assessor's site, the building was finally sold on 1/31/13.

                                                                      I am one investigative MFer. Long story short, this restaurant was put out of its misery. If it didn't "lose its lease", or more likely, negotiate its own exit with the sale, it probably would have shuttered within the year.

                                                                      1. re: calvnhobs6

                                                                        If Jonathan owned the building, what did the Filene's bankruptcy have to do with a foreclosure of the restaurant premises that Jonathan owned?

                                                                        1. re: Gordough

                                                                          It's all the same building, he couldn't pay the mortgage because of the large vacancy.

                                                                          1. re: calvnhobs6

                                                                            Oh I see now. However, the Filene's Basement closed well before Jonathan's opened so Jonathan had to be aware of the large vacancy before the restaurant ever opened.

                                                                            1. re: Gordough

                                                                              Oh, definitely. I'm sure he thought they could either refinance the mortgage debt or fill the space before it came to this.

                                                                              1. re: calvnhobs6

                                                                                That was an incredibly risky gamble !!!

                                                                    3. Cuppacoffee, the Aussie coffee/meat pie place slated to open this month over by North Station, has a fresh new Stop Work Order posted on its window.

                                                                      1. The Little Lamb Hot Pot on Cambridge street had the paper off the windows and what looked like a friends and family (1 table) tasting, they looked VERY ready to go, even having some tables set, so I suspect it's opening is CLOSE.

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                                                                        1. re: devilham

                                                                          ah... Cambridge Street in Boston. Too bad. For a moment I hoped it was over on my side of the world.

                                                                          1. re: devilham

                                                                            man oh man I'm so excited for this you have no idea

                                                                            1. re: divinebaboon

                                                                              If it's anything like Arlington's Little Q Hot Pot (which has a little lamb as their mascot) then you have good reason to be excited!

                                                                              1. re: Boston_Otter

                                                                                They're unrelated. Little Lamb is an outlet of a huge chain (600+ stores) based and mostly located in China.

                                                                                The Little Q folks are behind Q Restaurant in Chinatown, a fairly fancy Chinese hot pot establishment.

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                                                                          2. Not technically an opening or closing, but Ginger in Bedford is reopening today! Saw the sign out yesterday, and their website confirms it. The menu looks slightly different. Hope the chef is the same, it was a nice little place with a mom and pop feel, and consistent fresh fish.

                                                                            1. Sierra's in Sudbury has Paper in the windows, website is down. Went once, wasn't impressed.

                                                                              1. The Patch reported that Taqueria Mexico was taking over the Top Shelf space in Framingham and expected to open in 3 weeks.

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                                                                                1. re: trufflehound

                                                                                  A second location and not a move, I hope!

                                                                                  1. re: trufflehound

                                                                                    Interesting...remember their short-lived location in Brookline?

                                                                                    1. re: hiddenboston

                                                                                      I wanted to like that location -- being within walking distance of my house and all -- but it was definitely subpar compared to the original. Small, cramped, and the food just wasn't as good. I didn't miss it when it was gone.

                                                                                      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                                                                                        Shenanigans, I lived across the street and while it was small, I wouldn't say it was "cramped" (or maybe you've never been to a real taqueria?) and the food while perhaps not being 100% exactly like the Waltham location (though having never had them back to back I don't remember them being that far off), they were way better than any other "Mexican" options nearby.

                                                                                        So what was there not to like about having it there. Sadly, with two Anna's and a Boca nearby you weren't going to get the BC or random Brookline resident to try something not a chain.

                                                                                        1. re: Nechushtan

                                                                                          I think you'll find that my taqueria credentials are entirely in order, thank you.

                                                                                          By cramped, I meant that it was very difficult for my 6'6" frame to fold itself into the tiny spaces alloted to the two-tops. And by not as good as the original, I meant that although this location was within walking distance of my house, after a couple of disappointing meals, I quickly decided that I'd rather rent a Zipcar and drive over to Waltham to get my fix.

                                                                                  2. Arthur's Pastry has posted a coming soon sign in West Medford as rumored before. I think its the space near Jimmy's which has been undergoing some very basic work, but just received a photo of the poster and haven't been by.

                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8735...

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                                                                                    1. re: itaunas

                                                                                      Here is the photo of the sign taken by a relative, which I couldn't attach after the fact.

                                                                                       
                                                                                    2. Bacco's Fine Foods on St James/Park Sq is open.

                                                                                      They were a wine and cheese shop that has added space and offer prepared food/meat/fish/ and more.

                                                                                      They carry Giannone chickens both uncooked and cooked, grass fed beef and seafood from the Gloucester CSA that is at Copley Farmer's Mkt as well as other farmer markets..can't recall the name but it has gotten great reviews on this board. Seafood available on a pre paid program or
                                                                                      just buy. Comes in on Tuesday.

                                                                                      High quality and prices to match.

                                                                                      The time I stopped in, I didn't see a pricing per lb for much of the steak..just a price. I find that annoying but not a dealbreaker. Looked like 12oz which was confirmed by the friendly staff. Expensive, but again..hi quality.

                                                                                      Giannone chix (which I find excellent), fairly priced at $15/cooked. We bought a bag of mixed greens which were excellent.

                                                                                      Not a place that I'd patronize if I didn't live in the area but an fyi for anyone who lives nearby.

                                                                                      1. Based on the photos they're putting on Twitter today it would appear that Union Sq donuts is moving across the street from Bloc 11. I tried to get a sense for which storefronts were empty when I went by on the bus but didn't get a good look.

                                                                                        1. Pu Pu Hot Pot is becoming the Dumpling Room.

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                                                                                          1. Apparently, the Temple Place Cafe has been open for seven or eight months. Haven't seen it mentioned here, but I noticed it the other day because its sidewalk sign lists "Saudi coffee", and I don't think I've ever seen a reference to Saudi cuisine of any kind in Boston.

                                                                                            I've spent some time in Saudi Arabia, but the coffee didn't impress me as anything special. Still, I will have to try this place if only for that.

                                                                                            The menu looks like a typical small Downtown Crossing breakfast / lunch spot otherwise: coffee, tea, breakfast sandwiches, American-looking lunch sandwich options (turkey, tuna, chicken salad).

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                                                                                            1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                                                              "Saudi Arabian sheiks like the most expensive of coffees, known as Bun Harrari or Khawa Harrari, and comes from the Eastern Highlands of Ethiopia. They like it lightly roasted and brewed in an elaborate brass coffeepot with cardamom and ends up being a greenish shade with a spicy taste." http://www.africa-ata.org/coffee.htm

                                                                                              1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                                                                Stopped in for a cup of coffee. Tatsu has it right. Lightly brewed with a taste of cardamon; a spice I use a lot and like.

                                                                                                Nice place, friendly staff.

                                                                                                While I enjoyed the coffee, I don't see it replacing my neighborhood favorite, Thinking Cup a few blocks away

                                                                                              2. The Beacon St Tavern appears to have closed on April 11 per an online posting. I heard a rumor about a new owner and there is construction going on inside but no signage indicating anything. Between the WF opening adjacent to the site last Thursday and the Marathon I haven't paid much attention to the Tavern.

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                                                                                                1. re: Berheenia

                                                                                                  Sign in the window says Mission Cantina coming soon. I have no idea if that has any relation to any other Mission Cantina.

                                                                                                  1. re: lergnom

                                                                                                    Was this place not doing well? I hadn't been in a while but always thought it did pretty good business and had beaten the curse of that location. It did for a while at least. Mission Cantina...yawn.

                                                                                                2. Bronwyn is looking pretty close these days. I'm really hoping that the "beer garden" doesn't refer to the tiny side porch, that'd be disappointing

                                                                                                  1. Via Hidden Boston (and confirmed by Eater Boston), Amsterdam Cafe in the South End has closed. I do not know the status of the Southie one.

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                                                                                                    1. Coming soon sign for King of Wings Boston on Medford St in Magoun Square, Somerville. FB page has a picture of the menu.

                                                                                                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...

                                                                                                      1. Per the Waltham patch, the restaurants that had been held up at the development at 1030 Main Street have finally been approved

                                                                                                        http://waltham.patch.com/articles/fiv...

                                                                                                        Five Guys, Chipotle, and Panera.

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                                                                                                              1. re: Science Chick

                                                                                                                My bad. I forgot this thread was only for GOOD restaurants.
                                                                                                                #whatmustihavebeenthinking

                                                                                                                1. re: L2k

                                                                                                                  That wasn't meant at all personally, just as a general comment along the lines of "Really? MORE Five Guys, Panera and Chipotle?" And I say that as someone who actually kinda likes Five Guys!

                                                                                                                  1. re: L2k

                                                                                                                    Ha, L2K, I know what you mean. Panera in Fresh Pond looked open the last time I drove by, but I figured most people would just yawn. It could be a handy place to hang out if you need to kill some time in the area, though.

                                                                                                          1. Doesnt look like itll be open for April but Clover's planning another b&m in Brookline Village.

                                                                                                            http://www.cloverfoodlab.com/future-c...

                                                                                                            1. In Coolidge Square, Belmont, in the old Brothers Pizza, is Mark and Toni's Coal-fired Pizza and Wine Bar.

                                                                                                              I stopped in for a menu. It's the same owners as Brothers. They completely re-did the inside and added a nice-looking coal-fired oven. It's a stretch to call it a wine bar and it still has a takeout feel since it's small and has counter service, although it's pleasantly-enough updated and would be a fine place to get a quick bite before a movie or such.

                                                                                                              They also serve kababs, salads and wraps with a Greek emphasis. I never ate at Brothers, so I don't know how the food is in general.

                                                                                                              Kind of goofy names of the pizzas, though.

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                                                                                                              1. re: bear

                                                                                                                That's Cushing Sq. Brothers was always a better than average straight up local pizza joint. Will be interesting to see what they do with the new concept. Thanks for the tip.

                                                                                                                1. re: jajjguy

                                                                                                                  Thanks for the correction. Coolidge is in Watertown! This is Belmont. We'll try it soon.

                                                                                                              2. Not happening in April, but Shake Shack has indicated through applications that they intend to open an outlet in Harvard Square.

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                                                                                                                1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                                                                                  Wow. That will be a LOT of burgers in Harvard square with Bartleys flat patties Tasty and one of my favorites at RHT. Not to mention lesser burgers at Charlie's Grafton Shays and the patty melt at Park.

                                                                                                                  1. re: yumyum

                                                                                                                    Burgers are the new sushi, I guess. It will be interesting to see if the market can sustain all of these places in the long-haul.

                                                                                                                    1. re: yumyum

                                                                                                                      It's penance for having turned The Tasty first into a stupid Abercrombie and Fitch, then into some kind of sunglass store, then into Alpha Omega, and now a Starbucks.

                                                                                                                      1. re: Uncle Yabai

                                                                                                                        ha, you're GOOOD!

                                                                                                                        Burgers- proof of America's commitment to Zero Population Growth.

                                                                                                                  2. Via hiddenboston and Facebook, Sterling's, from the Glynn Hospitality Group, claims it is finally open at 60 State Street.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                                                                                      Bernard's has reopened in its new digs in the former Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, now called The Street. Same menu, same staff - but at least 50% larger and bar seating. Noise level might make you miss its old, more sedate location.