T'ahpas 529 to Open in Melrose
A new tapas restaurant, bar, and lounge is coming to the northern suburbs of Boston, and it will be moving into an historic building that another dining spot had been looking at before those plans fell through.
Eater Boston is reporting that T'ahpas 529 is planning to open in the Corinthian Hall building in Melrose, which is by the corner of Franklin Street and Greenwood Street a short distance south of the Wakefield border. As its name indicates, the eatery will offer small plates, with influences coming from Mediterranean foods (including Spanish fare) and it will also have larger meals as well, while drinks will include an array of Spanish and South American wines as well as some local beers. The executive chef at the 70-80 seat T'ahpas 529 will be Erik Powers, who comes from Grill 23 and Post 390, while the owners are Lorenzo and Emily Tenreiro, who run two other Melrose spots--Coffee Tea and Me and La Qchara.
Absolutely Fabulous had been looking to open in the Corinthian Hall building after it lost its home on Main Street last year, but the people behind it decided to look elsewhere because they said "the build out in that location is just too overwhelming." (It is not known where Absolutely Fabulous will end up moving to at this point.)
The address for T'ahpas 529 will be 529 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA, 02176.
[January 3, 2017 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that T'ahpas has its grand opening on Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6. (Thanks to The Passionate Foodie for bringing this to our attention.)]
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