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April 2014 Openings and Closings

Seems time to start this one.

The Glenville Stops in Allston just announced its planned opening on Facebook for April 5. Early advance press suggested it would be the "highest-end restaurant ever in Allston"; current website placeholder calls it "Allston's neighborhood tavern".

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  1. hi MC slim-what is up with the red fez-i heard they were closing-what a great location

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    1. re: ace88

      A great location that they have utterly squandered for years. They've been attracting a club crowd on weekend nights, but I haven't seen more than five or six diners in there at any one time the rest of the week for years and years. I quite enjoyed it from about '98-'05, but they clearly stopped giving a damn about the food and drinks a good eight years ago, and I gave up on it after three or four increasingly grim visits. It is a great location, with a full license, a nice patio and parking. If it is indeed finally changing hands, maybe someone will do something interesting there again.

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      1. re: ace88

        A friend confirmed today that the Red Fez is indeed closed. Rumor is that its next incarnation will be a gay-friendly sports bar, which kinda sounds like what the Trophy Room, the Fritz replacement, is also supposed to be.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          That's what I heard last weekend as well.

          1. re: Karl S

            Universal Hub confirms: it will be called Cathedral Station and is aiming to open in May.

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      2. I saw that about Glenville Stops. I wonder if that's a soft opening or a grand opening. Tough to tell from the post.

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        1. re: hiddenboston

          Per Urban Daddy, Glenville Stops hosts a block party on Friday and opens officially on Saturday.

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        2. Bostonia Public House opens in the former Kitty O'Shea's space at 131 State St in mid-April. "Locally-inspired, refined-rustic” menu by chef Kyle Ketchum, formerly of The Lark in Michigan and Spiced Pear in RI.

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Bostonia is soft opening tomorrow and Tuesday (April 14-15) and plans to be open to the public at the end of this week.

            Chef Kyle was most recently of the now closed Woodward at Ames (he was the last chef there before it closed).

          2. Sweetgreens' Fort Point location was open today and doing brisk business around lunch time. The window signs at Pastoral say they are now open for dinner with lunch service to start later in April.

            1. I'm hearing April 15 for the long awaited La Brasa. This date might be ambitious, but regardless, I'm looking forward to this one.

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