Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Cancun Taqueria in Cambridge Has Closed

A Mexican restaurant in Cambridge has closed its doors after being in business for approximately a year.

A poster on the Chowhound site indicates that Cancun Taqueria on Mass. Ave. (between Harvard Square and Central Square) is no longer in operation, with a phone call seeming to confirm this, as it would not go through. The dining spot first opened in August of 2013, moving into a basement space of a building that also houses Zoe's, Cafe Sushi, and the now-closed Dolphin Seafood. (The space that Cancun had been in was formerly occupied by Lamole restaurant.)

At this point in time, it is not known what might be going into the space where Cancun had been; a new location of Boston Burger Company is being planned for the building, but it looks like that will be going into the Dolphin space.

The address for this now-closed Mexican restaurant in Cambridge was: Cancun Taqueria, 1105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Cafe Kafofo in East Cambridge Has Closed

A cafe in East Cambridge has closed its doors after being in business for a bit less than three years.

According to a poster on the Chowhound site (and confirmed by the shop's Facebook page), Cafe Kafofo on Cambridge Street is no longer in operation, with the eatery saying that it closed around the middle of this month. The cafe focused on coffee, with food items such as muffins, croissants, and sandwiches available as well, along with smoothies and tea.

Cafe Kafofo first opened in the latter part of 2011.

The address for this now-closed cafe in East Cambridge is: Cafe Kafofo, 594 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141. Their website can be found at http://cafekafofo.com/

[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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Cactus Club in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed

A popular Mexican restaurant and bar in the Back Bay of Boston has shuttered, and it appears that this may be a permanent closure, though this has not been completely confirmed as of yet.

Earlier this week, a Twitter poster said that the Cactus Club on Boylston Street  has "shut down for good," with another post wondering if the eating and drinking spot had definitely closed. Subsequent calls to the place have gone unanswered, and a check by @BostonTweet indicates that there is mail outside the door. A nearby business also sent a note today saying that it has "indeed closed," though no other details have been given. While it appears that the Cactus Club has likely left the space, it is not known if there is a chance it may reopen, or possibly move elsewhere; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

[August 29 update: A note from the Cactus Club mentions that the restaurant closed because they were not able to negotiate a reasonable rent for the space.]

[September 2 update: The Boston Globe states that the Cactus Club may not be gone forever after all, as its owner is searching for a new space for the restaurant.]

The Cactus Club has been in business since the 1980s, featuring Mexican and Tex-Mex food, along with margaritas and other drink options.

The address for this now-closed Mexican restaurant in the Back Bay is: Cactus Club Restaurant and Bar, 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115.

[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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Jeanne's Ice Cream Shoppe & More Opens in Wakefield

A new eatery that features ice cream has come to a northern suburb of Boston, taking over the space where a location of a bakery had been.

According to a source, Jeanne's Ice Cream Shoppe & More is now open in Wakefield, moving into the former D'Amici's Bakery site on New Salem Street. (The other locations of D'Amici's in Lynn, Melrose, and Reading remain in operation.) The Facebook page for Jeanne's indicates that the place offers such items as bagels, muffins, sandwiches, hot dogs, Richie's Slush, hot and iced coffee, frappes, and frozen yogurt in addition to Richardson's ice cream, with a few of the ice cream flavors being apple crisp, strawberry and peanut butter cup.

The address for this new spot in Wakefield is: Jeanne's Ice Cream Shoppe & More, 93 New Salem Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880. Its Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeannes-Ice-Cream-Shoppe-More/1539981792901629

[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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tenoch Plans to Open in Somerville's Davis Square; Trailer at Tufts University Also Coming

The person behind two Mexican restaurants and a food truck in the Boston area is planning to expand once again, with a new location of the eatery slated for one of the busiest parts of Somerville, and a trailer debuting nearby as well.

The Boston Globe confirms what Eater Boston mentioned earlier, that Tenoch is looking to open on the edge of Davis Square, with the restaurant moving into the Highland Avenue space where Kickass Cupcakes had been before moving up the street (and ultimately closing). In addition, the Globe says that owner Alvaro Sandoval is also going to be setting up a trailer at Tufts University after the Labor Day Weekend, though it is not yet know exactly where on the campus the trailer will be located.

Currently, locations of Tenoch can be found on Riverside Avenue in Medford and on Lewis Street in Boston's North End, with a food truck also operating as well.

The address for this planned Mexican restaurant in Somerville is 378 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02144. The website for Tenoch is at http://www.tenochmexican.com/

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Al's Cafe to Open in Woburn

A sandwich shop with two locations in downtown Boston and another in Cambridge's Harvard Square will soon have a fourth outlet, with this one being in a northern suburb.

Eater Boston is reporting that Al's Cafe is planning to open in Woburn, with the shop coming to the TradeCenter 128 complex near the Route 128/38 intersection. Once it opens (possibly around October 1), the new location of Al's will join existing shops on State Street in Boston's Financial District, South Street in the Leather District, and Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square, and will likely offer soups, salads, and cold and hot subs. The Woburn location of Al's will only be open on weekdays, according to EB.

It looks like the address for this upcoming sandwich shop in Woburn will be: Al's Cafe, 7 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA, 01801. The website for Al's can be found at http://www.alscafes.com/

[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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