Five Guys Plans to Open in Former Kelly's Roast Beef Space in Allston
It appears that a growing chain of burger spots could be opening in the space where a location of a local group of roast beef places had once been.
Universal Hub is reporting (via @sup3rmark) that Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning to open in Allston, taking over the former Kelly's Roast Beef space on Commonwealth Avenue, with a check on the Five Guys site saying that this location is "coming soon." According to UH, a neighbors' meeting will take place tomorrow to look into the plans, with the meeting beginning at 5:30 PM at the Kelly's site.
[October 23 update: According to an article in the Boston Business Journal, plans for Five Guys to open in Allston are moving ahead, with the shop planning to open in the old Kelly's space in either late November or early December.]
[March 4, 2016 update: Boston Magazine states that the new Five Guys opens in Allston on Monday (March 7).]
Kelly's Roast Beef closed its Allston location in December of 2011 after approximately a year and a half in business; after its closure, three other dining spots--Boloco, Bon Chon, and Tous Les Jours--all considered moving into the space, with all three ultimately having the plans fall through. (Existing locations of Kelly's can be found in Revere, Saugus, Natick, Medford, and Danvers.)
Five Guys has locations all over the Boston area, though only two currently within the Boston city limits--in downtown Boston and by Northeastern.
The address for the proposed location of Five Guys in Allston is 1227 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134.
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