Friday, January 19, 2018

Tasty Thai to Open in Former Seven Star Street Bistro Space in Roslindale

by Marc Hurwitz

A new Thai restaurant appears to be getting ready to open, and it will take over the space where a beloved Asian street food spot had been.

Universal Hub is reporting (via a Facebook post) that Tasty Thai is looking to open in Roslindale, moving into the former Seven Star Street Bistro space on Belgrade Avenue. The Facebook post, which is from Chris Lin of Seven Star Street Bistro, introduces the upcoming place and its owners, saying that "Wan and her husband have come from Thailand. I got a warm feeling the first time I met them and I know you will too! I am excited to pass on a family tradition to a new family who will embrace all of things that make Rozzie businesses great!" If all goes well, Tasty Thai could be opening sometime in February, according to the post.

Seven Star Street Bistro first opened in 2011, offering inventive takes on Chinese food and other Asian fare in a casual atmosphere, and it received much praise over the years, including boston.com listing it among the "best of the new" in 2011. (The restaurant closed in June of this year.)

The address for the upcoming Tasty Thai is 153 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA, 02131.

[Earlier Article]
Seven Star Street Bistro in Roslindale Is Closing Indefinitely

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fusion Kitchen Opens in Former Alfredo's Restaurant Space in Quincy

by Marc Hurwitz

A new Asian restaurant has opened in Quincy, and it moves into the space where a decades-old Italian spot had been.

According to a Facebook post from Kerry Byrne, Fusion Kitchen is currently going through a soft opening on Franklin Street, moving into the former Alfredo's space just south of the downtown area of the city. As mentioned here earlier, the new eatery has a connection with Fusion Taste in Arlington and Stoneham, and it also has an apparent connection with Fusion House in Methuen and Sato II in Stoneham as well. Based on the other Fusion restaurants, expect to see a mix of Chinese and Japanese fare at the new Fusion Kitchen.

Alfredo's, which first opened in 1960, was a casual spot that focused mainly on Italian-American fare; the restaurant closed for good in late 2016.

The address for Fusion Kitchen is 75 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA, 02169.

[Earlier Article]
Alfredo's Restaurant in Quincy Closing; May Be Replaced by Fusion Kitchen

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jacob Wirth Restaurant in Boston's Theater District Is Up for Sale

by Marc Hurwitz

A downtown Boston institution that has been in business for 150 years is on the selling block.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Jacob Wirth Restaurant in the city's Theater District is up for sale, with the Stuart Street dining and drinking spot going on the market for $1,025,000. The post says that  it will be "business as usual" for the 220-seat eatery until it is sold, and the hope is that a new owner will continue on with the place, though it is expected that there could be at least some changes once it changes ownership.

Jacob Wirth, which first opened in 1868, is known in part for its German food and extensive beer list, along with its Thursday and Friday piano singalongs. The eatery is housed in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is the second-oldest continually operating restaurant in the city, according to Boston Magazine.

The address for Jacob Wirth is 31-37 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116. Its website can be found at http://www.jacobwirth.com/

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Oppa's Kitchen and Bar in Malden Has Been Seized, Forced to Shut Down for the Time Being

by Marc Hurwitz

A Malden restaurant that has been in business for a bit more than three years is closed for now, as it has been seized for what appears to be money-related issues.

According to a message from The Passionate Foodie, Oppa's Kitchen & Bar on Pleasant Street is locked up and dark with an orange "Seized" sign in the window that apparently indicates the closure of the place may be due to back taxes and/or rent. It is not known if/when the restaurant might reopen again, so stay tuned for updates.

Oppa's Kitchen & Bar first opened in September of 2014 in the space where Massimo's had been until it closed and moved to Wakefield; the dining spot offered such items as wings, bibimbap, bulgogi, ramen, teriyaki, and more.

The address for Oppa's Kitchen & Bar is 157 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA, 02148. Its website can be found at http://www.oppaskitchenandbar.com/

[January 18 update: Based on a photo sent by a source, the "Seized" sign indicates that the Oppa's space is now in possession of the landlord and that it has been vacated by order of the court, with the name of a constable given on the sign.]

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Blue Hills Brewery Remains Closed, Is Undergoing "Restructuring"

by Marc Hurwitz

A local brewery that closed last summer is still shuttered, and it is not known when--or where--it might reopen.

According to an update within its website, Blue Hills Brewery in Canton remains closed, with the note saying the following:

Blue Hills Brewery is undergoing restructuring, which takes time to sort out. Our end goal is still to build a craft brewery at a new location in the Canton area with a tap room and serve the best tasting and enjoyable craft beer around. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have a specific date to offer our customers as to when and where we will be back up and running.

In July of 2017, the brewery posted a note saying that it was going to build a tap room in the Canton area, though little other information was given at the time.

Blue Hills Brewery first opened on Turnpike Street (Route 138) in 2009.

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Agostino's in Natick Closed Due to a Burst Water Pipe

by Marc Hurwitz

A longtime Italian restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston is closed for the foreseeable future after a water pipe burst, causing major damage to the place.

According to a Facebook post, Agostino's in Natick Center is shuttered, with the note saying that the Washington Street spot "will be closed indefinitely due to water damage. We are working rigorously to rebuild and reopen" while someone involved with the restaurant says on the thread that it could be "months" before it can open back up again. As soon as an update from Agostino's comes on a possible reopening date, we will post here, so stay tuned.

Agostino's first opened in 1982, offering Italian-American food in a family-friendly environment; according to its website, the place had recently redone its lounge area.

The address for Agostino's is 23 Washington Street, Natick, MA, 01760. Its website can be found at https://agostinositalianrestaurant.com/

Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.

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