Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Aprile's European Restaurant in North Chelmsford Is Closing

A suburban restaurant that features dishes using recipes from a landmark North End spot is shutting down.

A job posting on the Craigslist site indicates that a new restaurant is opening at the mill at 75 Princeton Street in North Chelmsford, and it shows a picture of Aprile's European Restaurant which is located in the mill. A thread on the Chelmsford News Facebook group page shows several people saying that Aprile's is closing (a worker at the restaurant is also on the thread), and we have subsequently been able to confirm that it is indeed shutting down. A poster on the Facebook page says that a sports bar will be moving in, but we are still trying to confirm this, and more will apparently be coming from Aprile's, so stay tuned.

Aprile's European Restaurant is known in part for its pizza that is made using the old recipe of the long-closed European on Hanover Street in Boston's North End. The place has been featured on our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants), with the review being found here:

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

The address for Aprile's European Restaurant is 75 Princeton Street, North Chelmsford, MA, 01863.

Thanks to a source for helping with some of this information.

[July 27 update: A Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that Aprile's closes for good at the end of business hours on Sunday, April 30, and that all gift certificates for the place will be honored at their sister restaurant (Gaetano's in Stoneham) as well as a new restaurant coming to the Aprile's space in September. The post also says that the upcoming dining spot--which will have new ownership--will have "a modified concept but with many of the same faces and pizza you know from Aprile's."]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond]





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Blossom Bar to Open within Sichuan Garden in Brookline Village

In late 2015, we reported that one of the best-known bars in the Boston area could be getting a sibling. Now it looks like this is finally about to happen--and the bar now has a name.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Blossom Bar is opening inside Sichuan Garden in Brookline Village, joining The Baldwin Bar and Sichuan Garden II in Woburn along with the original restaurant on Washington Street. A hearing page within the Town of Brookline website hints that the dining area at Sichuan Garden will be rearranged, while a new bar will be constructed within the space and the furniture, floor, and ceiling will be replaced. It is not known for sure what kinds of drinks might be offered at Blossom Bar and whether it will have its own menu, so stay tuned for updates.

The address for Sichuan Garden (and the upcoming Blossom Bar) is 295 Washington Street, Brookline, MA, 02445. Its website can be found at http://sichuangardenrestaurant.com/ while the website for Blossom Bar will be at https://www.blossombarbrookline.com/

[Earlier Article]
Changes Coming to Bar Program at Sichuan Garden in Brookline

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]





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Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in Boston's South End Is Open Once Again

A legendary Boston dining spot has officially returned.

Eater Boston is reporting that Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in the South End has reopened, and as reported here earlier, Damian and Sheree Marciante of Victoria's Diner on Mass. Ave. are the new owners of the Columbus Avenue place--and they are focused on "upholding the institution's historic elements." The post says that the diner is expected to have a grand opening next week, but it is indeed open for business now, with hours being 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily.

Charlie's first opened in 1927, shutting down in the summer of 2014 before reopening under new ownership in early 2016, then closing once again in April of this year. The diner has seen such patrons as Barack Obama, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Julia Child over the years, and has been known in part for its turkey hash.

The address for Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe is 429 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116.

[Earlier Articles]
Victoria's Diner Owners Taking Over Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe Space in Boston's South End
Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in Boston's South End Papered Over; Exact Status Unknown

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]





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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Iron Furnace in Quincy Is Closing

A restaurant and bar in Quincy is shutting down after being in business for a couple of years.

According to sources, Iron Furnace on Hancock Street in the downtown area of the city is getting ready to close, with a post on the Quincy Is Everything Facebook group page mentioning what we had heard earlier today--that one final comedy show (Unscene Comedy) will be taking place there tonight before the doors shut for good at the end of business hours on Thursday. More details as to why the dining and drinking spot is shuttering are coming out shortly, so stay tuned for updates.

Iron Furnace first opened in September of 2015, moving into the space where a location of Stadium Sports Bar and Grill had been. The restaurant focused mainly on classic and modern American fare along with craft beers and cocktails.

The address for Iron Furnace is 1495 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169.

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]





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Nagoya Opens in Medford

A brand new restaurant that features mostly Chinese and Japanese fare has opened its doors in Medford.

Eater Boston is reporting (via the Medford Chamber of Commerce) that Nagoya is now open on Riverside Avenue, with the dining spot featuring such items as hot and sour soup, fried rice, teriyaki, tempura, sushi, ramen, and a variety of chicken, beef, and seafood entrees. The post indicates that the eatery is open for lunch and dinner daily, with hours being 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

The address for this new restaurant in Medford is: Nagoya, 38 Riverside Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155.

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area]





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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Plans to Open at the Prudential Center in Boston

It looks like a small group of high-end steakhouses will be opening another location in Boston, with this one apparently being in the heart of the Back Bay.

According to a source, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is looking to open at the Prudential Center, with a quarterly statement from the restaurant group saying that they have indeed signed a lease for a new location in Boston along with another in Atlanta. Once it opens (sometime in 2018), the new Double Eagle will join another in Boston's Seaport as well as locations of the more casual Del Frisco's Grille concept in Burlington and Chestnut Hill.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House offers such items as steaks, chops, and seafood as well as beer, wine, and cocktails; the Del Frisco's Restaurant Group currently has more than 50 locations of Double Eagle, Del Frisco's Grille, and Sullivan's Steakhouse across the United States.

The website for Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House can be found at https://delfriscos.com/

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