Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Friendly Toast Plans to Open in Former Bobby's Burger Palace Space at the Burlington Mall

A trio of eclectic dining spots that has a fourth on the way is now planning to open a fifth, with this one moving into the space where a burger spot owned by a celebrity chef had been.

The Daily Times Chronicle is reporting that The Friendly Toast is looking to open a new location in the former Bobby's Burger Palace space at the Burlington Mall. The article says that the dining spot plans to have seating for 120 and that it hopes to get a liquor license from the now-closed Rainforest Cafe, which had been located within the mall as well. Once it opens, the new location of The Friendly Toast will join others in Boston's Back Bay, Cambridge's Kendall Square, and Portsmouth, NH, and another one will soon be opening in Brookline's Coolidge Corner as well.

Bobby Flay first opened Bobby's Burger Palace in January of 2013, with the place closing its doors for good this past December; last month, we reported that a location of Davio's was eyeing the space, though the Daily Times Chronicle indicates that plans for that restaurant fell through, apparently due to lease obligations.

The website for all locations of The Friendly Toast can be found at https://www.thefriendlytoast.com/

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Something Sweet Without Wheat Closes Arlington Location; Will Merge with Woburn Shop

A pair of gluten-free and wheat-free bakeries is now down to one, as it is merging the two shops.

According to a Facebook post from the business, Something Sweet Without Wheat has shut down its Arlington store and will be merging it with its shop in Woburn. An earlier post indicates that the official merging of the two locations will take place on Tuesday, May 2, and its Sixth Road store will also start being open on Saturdays beginning May 6.

Something Sweet Without Wheat first opened on Mass. Ave. in East Arlington in early 2013; the business offers such items as brownies, muffins, cookies, donuts, cakes, breads, and more.

The address for the now-closed Arlington location of Something Sweet Without Wheat was 169 Massachusetts Avenue while the Woburn location is at 19 Sixth Road. Its website can be found at http://www.somethingsweetwithoutwheat.com/

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Chick-fil-A to Open in Dedham

A controversial chain of restaurants is opening its first location inside Route 128.

WCVB 5 is reporting that Georgia-based Chick-fil-A is planning to open a shop in Dedham, moving into a space on the Providence Highway near the Ocean State Job Lot. This will be the chain's third location in the Greater Boston area, with the other two being at the Burlington Mall in Burlington and the Northshore Mall in Peabody, and it will be the eighth to open in Massachusetts.

Chick-fil-A, which features such items as chicken sandwiches, chicken strips, and chicken nuggets, was in the local news several years ago when former Boston mayor Thomas Menino said he wouldn't allow the chain to open within the city because of the CEO's opposition to same-sex marriage.

The address for this upcoming dining spot in Dedham is: Chick-fil-A, 140 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA, 02026. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.chick-fil-a.com/

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Monday, April 24, 2017

PizzaRev at the CambridgeSide Galleria in East Cambridge Has Closed

A small California-based chain of pizza shops has left the Boston area (and New England) after only a brief stay.

According to a source, PizzaRev at the CambridgeSide Galleria in East Cambridge is no longer in business, with a check on the chain's website confirming this (its locations page for Cambridge has been taken off the site). The chain first opened at the Galleria last August, featuring "craft your own" pizza with a number of dough, sauce, cheese, and topping combinations available.

PizzaRev, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, started out in 2012 and now has nearly 50 locations across the country; with the closing of its Cambridge outlet, the closest shops to Boston are now on Long Island in New York.

The website for PizzaRev can be found at http://pizzarev.com/

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Elton's Roast Beef & Pizza in Arlington Center Has Closed

It looks like a suburban sandwich shop and pizzeria has shut its doors for good.

According to a page on the Support Arlington Center site, Elton's Roast Beef & Pizza on Mass. Ave. is no longer in business, with the space being labeled as "vacant" while the shop has been locked up and dark for at least a week. Elton's first opened in Arlington Center in 2009, replacing Steve's House of Pizza; the shop offered salads, pizza, calzones, hot and cold sandwiches and subs, pasta dishes, grill items, and more.

As soon as we find out what might be going into the former Elton's space, we will post an update here.

The address for the now-closed Elton's Roast Beef & Pizza was 478 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474.

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Hen House, Liquor Land Reopen After Ceiling Collapse

A couple of Boston businesses are open once again after they had to close temporarily due to a ceiling collapse earlier this month.

A recent check on the building indicates that Hen House and Liquor Land on the Roxbury/Dorchester line near Newmarket Square have reopened after their building was taped off when some of the structure's cement apparently broke off and caved in the ceiling. The Mass. Ave. building went through a structural evaluation shortly after the April 6 ceiling collapse, which injured two people.

The Hen House and Liquor Land are both located at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue.

[Earlier Article]
Ceiling Collapse at Building Housing Hen House, Liquor Land in Boston; Two Injured

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