Thursday, January 07, 2016

Starbucks Plans to Open in Former Melting Pot Space in Boston's Park Square

A mega-coffee chain with countless locations in the Boston area is looking to open a new shop in the heart of the city, and it would be moving into the space where a fondue place had been.

Universal Hub is reporting that Starbucks is planning on opening a store in Park Square where The Melting Pot had been until closing last March. The article mentions that the chain will meet with the Zoning Board of Appeals next week to seek approval for the new location, which is about a five-minute walk from another Starbucks at CityPlace Boston within the State Transportation Building.

The Melting Pot shut down in March of 2015 after deciding to terminate their lease; at the time, they announced that they hoped to open a new location elsewhere in Boston, but no further updates have been given since then. (The Bedford and Framingham locations remain in operation.)

The address for the now-closed Melting Pot (and proposed Starbucks) is 76 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

Thanks to for initially bringing this story to our attention awhile back.

[Earlier Article]
The Melting Pot in Boston Has Closed

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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