New Restaurant and Boutique Hotel May Be Coming to Boston's Bay Village
It looks like the owner of a Southern-style restaurant and jazz bar in the South End of Boston may be teaming up with others to possibly build an upscale restaurant and boutique hotel in the nearby Bay Village section of the city.
According to The Boston Herald, a development team that includes Darryl Settles of Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen on Columbus Avenue is looking to construct a small hotel (19 rooms) and restaurant on Arlington Street where a vacant building currently sits. The article states that if all goes as planned, work could start on the site in the spring of 2012, with the restaurant and hotel possibly opening in 2013. Currently, no restaurant has yet committed to leasing the first-floor space (which will be about 2000 square feet), and the Herald mentions that the South End Buttery on Shawmut Avenue had been looking at the site as a possible second location of their bakery/cafe, but decided on another spot nearby.
For more information on this story, please go to the Boston Herald link below.
High hopes for hip hotel
[March 21, 2012 update: A newsletter from the Bay Village News mentions that plans for the hotel and restaurant have fallen through and that the property will soon be for sale again. If a new plan for a hotel and restaurant is introduced, we will post another update here. (Thanks to Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog for bringing this to our attention.)]