Update: Wink & Nod to Move into the Noche Space in Boston's South End
[Ed note: This article was updated once again on December 23, 2013, to reflect more information received, including another 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: Another 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.]
[December 22, 2013 update: Eater Boston is now saying that the upcoming Blind Tiger may have changed its name again, this time possibly to "Wink & Nod." (We will try to confirm this over the coming days.)]
[December 23, 2013 update: An email sent this morning confirms that the name of the restaurant will indeed be Wink & Nod, as Blind Tiger was apparently a working name only. The email also mentions that Wink & Nod will be a chic speakeasy with a "serious craft cocktail program" along with a dinner menu that focuses on food and drink pairing as well as sharing of food items. Expect the new spot to open in late January or early February of 2014.]
[February 25, 2014 update: Eater Boston mentions that Wink & Nod is planning to open on March 15. (Thanks to the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog for bringing this to our attention.)]
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 address for this upcoming spot is 3 Appleton Street, Boston, MA, 02116.
Thanks to one of our readers for letting us know about this via email.