Former Big Papi's Grille to Be Taken Down; David Ortiz Parts Ways with Classic Restaurant Concepts
The building formerly occupied by a now-closed restaurant that had one of Boston's most well-known sports figures behind it is going to be torn down, and it has also been learned that the athlete and the restaurant group behind the place have gone their separate ways.
According to The Framingham Tab and Wicked Local, the former Big Papi's Grille on Route 9 in Framingham is slated to be demolished in the spring of 2012, with a new building facing a different angle going up at the site. Big Papi's (which is named after Red Sox slugger David Ortiz) first opened in the summer of 2009, but only lasted two years before closing this past July. There had been talk of a new Big Papi's Grille coming to Boston, but the article mentions that Ortiz has parted ways with Classic Restaurant Concepts, the group behind the now-closed Framingham spot (Classic Restaurant Concepts also owns the Asgard in the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge and the Kinsale in the Government Center section of Boston). The Tab does say that other restaurateurs are looking to partner with Ortiz, but it is not known at this time whether a new Big Papi's Grille--or another restaurant from the ballplayer--will open in the Boston area.
Big Papi's was located at 30 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Framingham.
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Former Big Papi's Grille to be torn down