Crystal Jade Is Opening in the Former Alumni Cafe Space in Quincy
It appears that an Asian restaurant is opening in Quincy, moving into the space where a drinking spot known for its bar pizza used to be.
The Patriot Ledger is reporting that Crystal Jade is looking to open on Hancock Street in the Wollaston section of the city, taking over the former Alumni Cafe spot. (The Alumni Cafe had shuttered last summer with "Closed for Renovations" signs posted out front, though sources told us right off the bat that it was gone for good.) It looks like Crystal Jade would focus at least in part on Chinese and Vietnamese fare, though little else is known about the place at this point in time.
[December 22 update: According to a poster within the Chowhound site (and confirmed by the restaurant), Crystal Jade is now open in Quincy, and it looks like it is indeed focusing on Vietnamese and Chinese fare.]
The Alumni Cafe had been in business since 1960, according to the article.
The article for this new Asian eatery in Quincy is: Crystal Jade, 708 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02170.