Monday, August 17, 2015

Thurston Spa in Somerville Purchased by Friend of Deceased Owner; Will Reopen

A couple of months ago, we reported that a the future of a decades-old sandwich shop in Somerville was in question, as the owner passed away and it wasn't known who--if anyone--might run the place. Now we have learned that the store will reopen, pending approval by the city.

Eater Boston mentions (via a Licensing Commission page and a Somerville Journal article) that John Ferreer is planning to operate Thurston Spa, taking over the Medford Street shop after the June death of his friend (and store owner) Jerry LaFee. The article says that Ferreer is in the process of renovating the space and hopes to open back up on September 1, with new seating, floors, and kitchen equipment being part of the upgrades. Once it does reopen, the hours for Thurston Spa will be extended to a closing time of 8:00, According to EB.

Customers who talked to the Somerville Journal are happy to see Thurston Spa remain open, with Larry Laflamme saying "It's kind of like the club house" and Fran Avola noting that "It would be like losing a valuable piece of history if this place closed down." (Thurston Spa first opened its doors about 60 years ago.)

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Thurston Spa in Somerville Purchased by Friend of Deceased Owner; Will Reopen

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Sandwiches from Restaurants in the Boston Area and Elsewhere in New England]



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