Update: Area Four Boston to Open in the South End
[Ed note: This article was updated on August 30 to reflect new information given, including the fact that it will not be an A4 after all.]
It looks like the people behind a Cambridge restaurant and an award-winning Somerville pizzeria that shut down last year will soon be opening a dining spot in a new development in Boston's South End.
According to a job listing within the bostonchefs.com site, the team behind Area Four in Cambridge is getting ready to open a new spot in the South End and currently seeks a general manager, and based on an earlier article here, this job post seems to refer to a location of what earlier had appeared to be another A4, whose original location had been in Somerville before closing due to an electrical issue that caused its building to be considered unsafe. There had been talk that the A4 folks had hoped to find a new location in Somerville, but no news has come out about that of late.
The original A4 on Somerville Avenue had received much praise, including Boston Magazine awarding it the best crust in the Boston area; the eatery was affiliated with Area Four, a restaurant in Cambridge's Kendall Square that also offers pizza as well as other comfort food items.
The address for this upcoming restaurant (which will be in the Troy Boston apartment building) is 55 Traveler Street, Boston, MA, 02118. The website for Area Four is at http://areafour.com/
[August 30 update: A Fall Preview feature from The Boston Globe confirms what we have been hearing from sources, that the new restaurant coming to Troy Boston in the South End will not be A4 after all, but will be called Area Four Boston; the post says that the place will offer such items as roasted meats, seafood, vegetables, and pizza.]
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