Monroe Coming to Moksa/Naga Space in Cambridge's Central Square
[Ed note: This article was updated a few times in January of 2016 to reflect new information given, including a name for the place.]
A new restaurant is on its way to Cambridge, and it may be going into a space where another restaurant and a nightclub currently reside.
According to a job post within the Craigslist site, a new dining spot is having a job fair January 4-6, and the address shown on the page is the same as that of Moksa and Naga, which are located on Mass. Ave. in the city's Central Square neighborhood. It is not known if the new restaurant will be joining the dining spot and the nightclub (the back of the space is used for events) or if it will take over the entire space, and no other information is given within the job post other than the address and a logo with a large neon-purple "M"; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here. (We reached out to the owner of Moksa and Naga least week but have not gotten a response as of yet.)
[January 1, 2016 update: Eater Boston mentions that a new restaurant, lounge, and nightclub is indeed taking over the Moksa/Naga space (with both of those spots closing down yesterday), and it will be called Monroe. According to EB, the new place will offer upscale American comfort food while the nightclub area will have a "sprawling" dance floor.]
[January 14, 2016 update: Wicked Local Cambridge says that Monroe plans to open on January 22.]
[January 27, 2016 update: A new post from Eater Boston states that Monroe is now open, and while the restaurant section of the place focuses mainly on classic and modern American fare, the club side has Egyptian touches, including hieroglyphic accents and a sphinx head.]
Moksa is a Pan-Asian eatery that first opened in March of 2012; Naga is a drinking and dancing spot that opened shortly after the debut of Moksa.
The address for this new restaurant and nightclub (as well as Moksa and Naga) is 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.
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