Monday, February 27, 2017

Einstein Bros. Bagels at the MIT Coop Food Court in Cambridge's Kendall Square Has Closed

A Cambridge location of a bagel chain has shut down, and it looks like a new dining spot will be moving into the space.

According to a source, Einstein Bros. Bagels at the MIT Coop Food Court in Kendall Square is no longer in business, with a sign out front saying that a new place called The Deli at MIT Coop is moving into the space at some point soon. It is not yet known if any other Boston-area locations of the bagel chain are closing as well; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

Einstein Bros. Bagels was one of a few food spots that came to the MIT Coop Food Court when it reopened in December of 2015. Other outlets of the bagel shop can be found mostly at college campuses around the region, including at Emerson, BU, Bentley, Brandeis, Lasalle, UMass Lowell, and Endicott, along with stores in Wayland and Chelmsford.

The website for Einstein Bros. Bagels can be found at https://www.einsteinbros.com/

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Wagamama Plans to Open in Boston's Seaport District

It looks like a small global chain of Japanese noodle houses with four locations in the United States may be opening a fifth, with this one coming to the Boston waterfront.

The Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog is reporting (via a licensing board hearing page) that Wagamama is looking to open on Northern Avenue in the city's Seaport District. If approved, this would be the fourth location in the Boston area--joining outlets in Cambridge's Harvard Square, Faneuil Hall Marketplace in downtown Boston, and the Prudential Center in the Back Bay--with the chain's other U.S. location being in the Flatiron section of Manhattan.

Another location of Wagamama had been at MarketStreet Lynnfield, but that shop closed down last year.

The address for this proposed noodle house in the Seaport District is: Wagamama, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210. The website for all U.S. locations can be found at http://www.wagamama.us/

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MeatBall Kitchen in Natick Has Apparently Closed

A pair of meatball spots appears to be back down to one location, as its shop in the western suburbs of Boston looks like it has closed after only a short time in business.

According to a source, MeatBall Kitchen at the Natick Mall in Natick is apparently no longer in operation, with a check on its website seeming to confirm this, as the site shows only the Wilbraham location now. A few posters on Yelp mention that the Natick eatery is shuttered as well, though no specific information on why it closed has been given.

MeatBall Kitchen first opened its Natick location last August, featuring a variety of meatballs along with soups, salads, and appetizers.

The website for the original shop in Wilbraham can be found at http://meatballkitchens.com/

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Brick Wall Kitchen in Brookline Has Closed

A breakfast and lunch spot that was recently awarded a "best of" from our sister site has shut down.

According to a Twitter post from the place, Brick Wall Kitchen in Brookline served its final brunch on Sunday, saying that it was its last day in operation. No reason was given for its closure, and it isn't known what might move into the space; as soon as we get more information, we will post an update here.

Brick Wall Kitchen, which was run by Frank Shear and William White of the former Benny's Crepe Cafe food truck, was picked as "best breakfast place in the Boston area" for 2016 by Boston's Hidden Restaurants, with a review of the spot shown at this link:

http://www.hiddenboston.com/BrickWallKitchen.html

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Brookline was: Brick Wall Kitchen, 224 Cypress Street, Brookline, MA, 02445.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Deli-icious in Somerville's Davis Square Is Closed; Exact Status Unknown

A popular deli in one of the busiest sections of Somerville is locked up and dark, and it is not known if/when the place might reopen.

According to a source, Deli-icious in Davis Square is shuttered, with a check on the spot yesterday evening confirming that the chairs were up on the tables during normal operating hours and the cooler was cleared out. A thread within the Davis Square Live Journal site mentions the closing of the College Avenue shop as well, with one person saying it was shut down over the past weekend as well as Presidents' Day and into this week. As soon as we find out the exact status of Deli-icious, we will post an update here.

Deli-icious first opened in Davis Square approximately 10 years ago.

The address for Deli-icious is 20 College Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02144.

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Owners of Beehive and Beat Brasserie May Be Opening New Spot in Boston's Downtown Crossing

The people behind a couple of restaurants in Boston's South End and Cambridge's Harvard Square are apparently looking to open another place in the heart of downtown Boston.

According to a longtime source within the local media, the owners of the Beehive and Beat Brasserie are eyeing the space in the Lafayette City Center in Downtown Crossing where Latitude 360 had been looking to open, with the spot possibly being a restaurant and bar, though few details have been given as of yet. Our source says that a meeting on the proposal will take place on March 13 with the Downtown Boston Residents' Association.

The Beehive and Beat Brasserie are both eclectic dining and drinking spots that offer New American fare and craft cocktails, while the Florida-based Latitude 360 had been hoping to open locations in both Downtown Crossing and Kingston, but plans for both ultimately fell through.

[Earlier Article]
Latitude 360 Eyeing Boston's Downtown Crossing, Kingston

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