Morton's Steakhouse in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed
It appears that a location of a high-end steakhouse in the Back Bay of Boston has closed its doors, and it looks like it isn't the only location in the country to close.
According to jacksonville.com, Morton's Steakhouse has closed locations in Boston, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Washington, DC, Phoenix, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Tyson's Corner, VA. A check on the Morton's site indicates that the Boylston Street location is no longer listed, which confirms what a Chowhound poster mentioned yesterday.
Last month, we reported that Morton's had been looking into moving its Back Bay restaurant, with a possible move into the former Borders bookstore space on Boylston Street. It looks like the recent acquisition of the chain by Landry's, however, may have changed these plans, though we will have to wait for more information from the company before confirming this either way.
[February 2 update: According to the South Florida Business Journal, the Morton's chain has been putting out blanket statements concerning closures in the locations listed above (though it appears that Morton's is backpedaling on the West Palm Beach branch, saying that it will stay open after all). The quote from the newspaper, which includes the blanket statement being put out by Morton's is, "Over time, demographics shift, and so do the areas in which businesses thrive, and it's because of this that we must close the Morton's location in (you can fill in the blank)."]
The address for the now-closed Morton's in the Back Bay was: Morton's The Steakhouse, 699 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the chain can be found at http://www.mortons.com/
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