Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Joshua Tree in Allston Has Closed

It looks like a pair of local restaurants and sports bars is now down to just one, as its Allston location has closed.

According to a source of ours--and also based on information from a post from a person on the Chowhound site and a tweet from @marshallcrane (who is GM of SolToro Tequila Grill at Mohegan Sun Casino)--The Joshua Tree on Commonwealth Avenue is no longer in operation, with talk of the space possibly being sold to a grocery store (the Chowhound poster mentions that a Trader Joe's could be moving in, but that has not been confirmed). This is the second time that the Allston location of The Joshua Tree has disappeared, as it changed over to a place called Barley Hall back in August of 2011 before switching back to The Joshua Tree in April of 2012.

Our source tells us that the Allston location of The Joshua Tree closed on January 1. (Note: Its Somerville location in Davis Square remains open.)

[February 6, 2015 update: According to a Twitter post from Boston Herald business reporter @DGoodison, it looks like Jason Owens of Bee's Knees Supply Company in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood is planning to open a food market (with beer and wine) in the former Joshua Tree space; as soon as we get more information on this proposed spot, we will post a new article on it.]

The address for this now-closed restaurant and bar in Allston was: The Joshua Tree, 1314 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The website for The Joshua Tree in Somerville is at

[Earlier Article]
The Joshua Tree in Allston Is Replacing Barley Hall, Which Had Replaced The Joshua Tree

[New article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Soups from Restaurants in the Boston Area and Beyond]

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Blogger Sheldon Toplitt said...

It's a haunted location. Numerous restaurants there over the years. Hasn't been successful since the old Hofbrau House in the '70s that used to show movies. Most of the places, such as Joshua Tree, served fair to middling food with little enthusiasm.

10:46 AM  
Blogger LMC said...

Play It Again Sam's did should have stayed!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Barby Walsh said...

and the Bee's Knee's people are affiliated with the wonderful group of people that have redefined the "irish scene" that had opened the Joshua Tree.

4:50 PM  

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