Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Floating Restaurant May Be Coming to East Boston

It looks like East Boston could become home to a new restaurant with water views--from every direction.

The East Boston Times-Free Press is reporting that Rick Nolan, who is the owner of Boston Harbor Cruises and The Landing on Long Wharf, is considering opening a floating restaurant called The Mooring somewhere between Piers Park in the Jeffries Point neighborhood and the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport. The article mentions that the proposed dining spot would be open from May to October and would be accessed via a free water shuttle that they provide (the shuttle would pick up customers in both East Boston and the Seaport District of South Boston). The menu at The Mooring would focus mostly on seafood, with meal prices in the teens.

While plans for the floating restaurant have already been presented to the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA), Nolan still needs to talk with the Coast Guard and the Boston Harbor Master about where exactly The Mooring would be located.

Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.]

[March 19, 2013 update: The East Boston Times-Free Press mentions that plans for The Mooring have been put on hold for a year, at which point the owner of the proposed floating restaurant will still have to show the plans to the Boston Harbor Master as well as the Coast Guard before a specific location can be decided upon. (Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.)]



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