Joanne Chang to Open Three New Locations of Flour
Last fall, we reported that the person behind a local group of bakery-cafes was planning to open a fifth location, and now we have learned that two others are in the works as well.
The Boston Globe states that Flour is looking to expand to Cambridge's Harvard Square in October, Cambridgeport in December, and Boston's Back Bay in January of 2017, joining Joanne Chang's other shops in the South End, Back Bay, Fort Point, and Cambridge's Central Square. In November of 2015, we mentioned that Chang was indeed planning to open a shop in Harvard Square, though the plans were not finalized at that point in time.
The article says that the Harvard Square shop will be at 114 Mt. Auburn Street, the Cambridgeport outlet (which will be open only on weekdays) will be on Erie Street, and the Back Bay location will be on Dalton Street.
The website for Flour can be found at http://www.flourbakery.com/
[October 25 update: Eater Boston is reporting that the Harvard Square location of Flour opens on November 1.]
[October 25 update, #2: A press release sent today indicates that the upcoming Back Bay location of Flour will be located on the first floor of a new luxury residential tower called 30 Dalton, with the bakery-cafe having seating for as many as 20 inside and an outdoor patio set up during the warmer months. If all goes as planned, the new Dalton Street shop could be open in early spring of 2017.]
[November 10 update: A license commission hearing agenda page indicates that the new outlet of Flour in Cambridgeport will be located at 40 Erie Street, and that it will have a seating capacity of 35. (It also looks like the place will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM seven days a week.)]
[December 1 update: Boston Magazine states that the new Flour in Cambridgeport plans to open on Monday, December 5, and that it will include a seating for 50 and a gas fireplace, while offerings will include three pizza specials each day.]
A Fifth Location of Flour Is In the Works
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