Owners of Now-Closed Channel Cafe in Boston Are Opening Blackthorne Publick House in South Easton
Earlier this year, we reported that a restaurant and art gallery in Boston was closing, with the plans being for the folks behind it to open a new restaurant in Newton. Those plans seem to have fallen through, but now it has been learned that the owners of the place will be opening a new spot south of the city--and the tentative name for it may sound a bit familiar to some.
According to a Facebook post from Sunday, the people behind the now-closed Channel Cafe on Summer Street in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood are looking to open what could be called the Blackthorne Publick House in South Easton. The upcoming dining and drinking establishment will be taking over the space on Turnpike Road that was home to the Hibernia Grille, and before that, the Blackthorne Tavern (the new place takes part of its name from this spot).
It is not yet known exactly when the new restaurant could be opening, as the post says that "it will be mid-November or later before we have all the licenses fully transferred. But before the end of the year, it is officially going to be ours."
[March 17, 2014 update: A source tells us that the Blackthorne Publick House has opened, with a check on its Facebook page indicating that it apparently opened in February.]
The address for this new spot in South Easton is 402 Turnpike Street, South Easton, MA, 02375.
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