Update: El Centro Dos to Replace Tashi Delek in Brookline Village
[Ed note: This article was updated on April 12 to reflect new information on the exact name of the place.]
It looks like the person behind a Mexican restaurant in the South End of Boston is going to be opening a second location, taking over the space in Brookline Village where a Tibetan eatery has been.
A Board of Selectmen calendar page from the Town of Brookline site indicates that the owners of Tashi Delek on Washington Street were seeking approval last month to transfer their All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages License as a Common Victualler to Rabiul Islam, the owner and manager of El Centro. A page on the manta site shows that Rabiul Islam is president of Siraj Corp, whose address is 474 Shawmut Avenue in Boston's South End. El Centro restaurant is located at 472 Shawmut Avenue, and the restaurant that had been in that space before El Centro (under the same ownership) had been called Siraj Cafe, which seems to confirm that the upcoming spot in Brookline is indeed connected with the one in the South End.
[October 18 update: Eater Boston is reporting that Tashi Delek will be closing at the end of October, while the Brookline Patch mentions that the Brookline Board of Selectmen has approved the license transfer, with El Centro possibly opening in December.]
[April 3, 2013 update: Zagat says that the new El Centro in Brookline is now planning to open sometime this month.]
[April 12, 2013 update: An email sent to us indicates that the name of the new restaurant coming to Brookline is "El Centro Dos," and it is planning to open later this month.]
Tashi Delek first opened in October of 2007, while the original El Centro in the South End opened its doors in May of 2011.
The address for Tashi Delek (and the upcoming El Centro Dos) is 236 Washington Street, Brookline, MA, 02445.
Thanks to a poster on the Chowhound site for bringing this to our attention.