Le Comptoir Plans to Open in Former Kitchen Space in Boston's South End
A new restaurant appears to be on its way to the South End of Boston, and it would be taking over the space where another dining spot had been until it had to close due to a liquor license issue.
Eater Boston is reporting (via a licensing board page within the city of Boston website) that Le Comptoir is looking to open in the former Kitchen space on Tremont Street, and based on its name and the fact that Loic Le Garrec of Petit Robert Bistro in the South End and Needham is the manager listed, it may be a restaurant with at least some French influences. The hearing notice for Le Comptoir indicates that it plans to have a dining area, a bar, and a sidewalk cafe, and it may be open for lunch and dinner daily.
Kitchen closed its doors in March apparently because its non-transferable liquor license was no longer available, as it had come from Pops Restaurant which had formerly been in the space and was losing the license. The people behind Kitchen continue to operate Grotto in Beacon Hill and Marliave near Downtown Crossing.
The address for Le Comptoir would be 560 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118.
Kitchen in Boston's South End Closes After Its Liquor License Becomes Unavailable
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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]