Update: Frenchie to Open in Former Kitchen Space in Boston's South End
[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect a name change for the place.]
A new restaurant is on its way to the South End of Boston, and it will 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 a restaurant tentatively called Le Comptoir is looking to open in the former Kitchen space on Tremont Street, though the Improper Bostonian says its name will actually be "Frenchie" and that it will be a "casual wine bar." 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 will likely have French influences, though this has not been confirmed as of yet. The hearing notice for Frenchie 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 this upcoming restaurant in the South End is: Frenchie, 560 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118.
[January 20, 2017 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe mentions that Frenchie plans to open this weekend.]
[January 23, 2017 update: Eater Boston mentions that Frenchie opens tomorrow, and that it will be a "Parisian wine bar" with cheese and charcuterie.]
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