It looks like a brand new dining spot could be coming to an historic space in downtown Boston.
The Boston Business Journal is reporting (via a meeting agenda from the Downtown Boston Residents' Association) that Ed Kane of Big Night Entertainment Group is looking to open a French restaurant at the Masonic Temple space where Boylston Street and Tremont Street meet by Boston Common. The article says that Kane's plans are expected to be presented to the residents group on December 12 (no other information on the dining spot has been given as of yet).
The Masonic Temple in downtown Boston is the third oldest grand lodge in the world and the oldest in the western hemisphere, according to an article on the WGBH site, with its roots dating back to the 1700s.
Big Night Entertainment Group is behind such spots as Red Lantern, Empire, and Gem; its website can be found at http://www.bneg.com/
Thanks to Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting for initially bringing this to our attention.
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