Update: Noche in Boston's South End Is Closing; Blind Tiger to Move into Noche's Space
[Ed note: This article was updated on October 2, then again on June 4, 2013, to reflect more information received, including a name--and name change--for the upcoming spot, along with other info.]
An upscale restaurant and lounge in Boston's South End is closing--and moving elsewhere--after being in business for a bit more than two years.
According to their Facebook page, Noche on Appleton Street is shutting its doors after business hours tomorrow, with the message stating that the group behind the dining and drinking spot (Boston Nightlife Ventures) is "moving the concept across town to a different location, scheduled to open Spring 2013." The message also mentions that "a new, fun concept, catering to the alternative scene," is going to move into the Appleton Street space in the late fall or early winter.
[October 2 update: Eater Boston is reporting that the new restaurant replacing Noche will be called Lower Lodge, and it could be open by the winter.]
[June 4, 2013 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that Noche will now be replaced by a new spot called Blind Tiger instead, with the new place moving into the Appleton Street space rather than moving elsewhere. It appears that Blind Tiger could be open in late August or early September.]
Noche first opened in June of 2010, featuring an eclectic Latin-based menu with seasonal dishes. It moved into the space where Icarus had been since 1978.
The current address for Noche is 3 Appleton Street, Boston, MA, 02116.
Thanks to one of our readers for letting us know about this via email.