A restaurant in the northern suburbs of Boston that focuses mainly on upscale Italian fare is moving to another part of the city.
According to an article in the Melrose Free Press, Absolutely Fabulous has had to vacate its home on Main Street in the downtown section of the city, with the plan being to possibly reopen a little ways north of the original location on Franklin Street in the Melrose Highlands area. The article indicates that the closure was apparently due to a conflict with the landlord, with the dining spot ultimately being evicted from the premises.
The proposed new location of Absolutely Fabulous would be in the historic Corinthian Hall building, which is by the corner of Franklin Street and Greenwood Street a few blocks south of the Wakefield line. If all goes as planned, the dining spot will be in its new home in the late summer or early fall, and the Free Press says it will continue to be "an Italian fine dining spot" but now with options for families with children.
[August 26 update: Eater Boston states that plans have fallen through for Absolutely Fabulous moving to the Corinthian Hall building on Franklin Street because they say "the build out in that location is just too overwhelming." Currently, they are looking at a couple of other spaces in the local area instead, with the hope being to move into one of them and possibly opening later this fall if all goes well.]
Absolutely Fabulous first opened on Main Street in the fall of 2009.
The website for Absolutely Fabulous is at http://abfab-melrose.com/
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