Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Update: Gre.Co to Open on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay

[Ed note: This article was updated on July 8 to reflect new information given, including a name for the place.]

It looks like a Greek eatery is on its way to one of the busiest streets in Boston.

According to a source (and via Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay), a new restaurant is planning to open on Newbury Street in the former Scissors & Pie/Bostone Pizza space, with the place featuring Greek-style fare such as Greek salads and gyros. Our source indicates that the eatery would have 14 seats inside and another 13 seats on a seasonal outdoor patio, though it would be considered mainly a takeout spot. No name has been given as of yet, though the company listed is called OPA LLC.

The NABB listing had said that the owner of Cafeteria (also on Newbury Street) is behind the new place, but an email sent to us today indicates that the person involved is Demetri Tsloakis, who had been Director of Operations for Cafeteria and is now Partner and General Manager of Committee in Boston's Seaport District.

Scissors & Pie closed its doors in 2015 after being in business for a bit more than a year; Bostone Pizza had previously been in the space for about five years.

The address for this proposed Greek dining spot in the Back Bay is 225 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

[July 8 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that the new restaurant from Demetri Tsloakis will be called Gre.Co, and it hopes to open later this summer.]

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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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