Thursday, November 21, 2013

Senator Robert Hedlund Is Opening Trio in Weymouth Landing

A state senator who opened a restaurant three years ago is now planning to open a second dining spot--and this one would be in the same area as the first.

The Braintree Forum is reporting that Senator Robert Hedlund and his business partner Marko Piro Fani are looking at opening Trio Restaurant in the Weymouth Landing/East Braintree neighborhood, with the address indicating that it would be across the street from Four Square, a dining spot that Hedlund opened in February of 2011. The Braintree Planning Board has approved plans for 67 seats inside the space, though no plans for outdoor seating have been approved as of yet and the proposed restaurant still needs to go through the licensing process, including the acquisition of a possible liquor license for the place.

[January 16, 2014 update: The Weymouth News states that Robert Hedlund has received town approval for Trio, though concerns from the Braintree planning board have scaled back the plans for the new restaurant a bit (for now, the patio plans appear to be on the shelf). Hedlund does not know when the dining spot will open at this point; he does mention that the eatery will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, however.]

[October 27, 2014 update: According to a Facebook post from the restaurant, Trio is now open, and based on its menu, it looks like the place is focusing on classic American fare and comfort food (soups, salads, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, pizza, fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and more).]

The address for this planned dining spot in the Weymouth Landing/East Braintree area is 19A Commercial Street, Braintree, MA, 02184. (Four Square is at 16 Commercial Street.)

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