Caffe Nero Is Opening in Boston
A chain of Italian-style coffee shops based in Europe is going to be opening its first location in the United States, and it will reside in the heart of Boston.
According to a post from the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog (via Atlantic Associates), Caffe Nero is planning to open at the new Millennium Place building on Washington Street, with the shop featuring Italian coffee and possibly (based on other locations) food items such as soups, salads, panini, pasta dishes, muffins, and pastries. It looks like the cafe could be open sometime in the early part of 2014.
[February 26, 2014 update: A Licensing Board page on the City of Boston website mentions that Caffe Nero is looking to be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and it plans to have a seasonal outdoor patio that seats 24. In addition, the chain's website says that it expects to open its Boston location sometime this spring.]
[May 13, 2014 update: According to a Twitter post from @FortPointer, Caffe Nero will be opening its Boston location tomorrow (Wednesday, May 14) at 10:00 AM.]
Caffe Nero first started out in London in 1987, with the chain now up to more than 500 shops in Europe and Asia. Its website can be found at http://www.caffenero.com/
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