Friday, July 25, 2014

Liberty Bell Roast Beef in South Boston Is Closing

It looks like a decades-old roast beef joint is closing to make way for a new condo development.

A poster on the Chowhound site mentions that Liberty Bell in South Boston is apparently closing its doors tomorrow (Saturday, July 26), while a Boston Magazine article from last week indicates that the structure on W Broadway will be leveled, with a 33-unit condominium project that will include parking and a new restaurant planned for the space. (The project was approved earlier this month by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.)

The Liberty Bell first opened in Southie in 1979, offering roast beef, seafood, grill items, and more. Other locations of the eatery can be found in the Greater Boston area, including in Billerica, Melrose, and Stoneham.

The address for this soon-to-close roast beef joint in South Boston is: Liberty Bell, 170 W Broadway, South Boston, MA, 02127.

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Lee's Burger Place to Open in Brookline's Coolidge Corner

A burger spot in Newton Centre is going to be opening a new location in one of the busiest sections of Brookline.

A note (and photo) sent by BostonTweet indicates that Lee's Burger Place is opening on Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner, with the address indicating that it is taking over the space where a location of Naked Pizza had been until closing in the summer of 2013. It is not yet known whether this is a second location of Lee's or a move from its space on Sumner Street in Newton Centre; as soon as we find out, we will post an update here.

[July 25 update: Eater Boston mentions that this is an expansion rather than a move, so there will ultimately be two locations of Lee's--one in Newton Centre and one in Brookline's Coolidge Corner. (The new location in Brookline is expected to open in October.)]

Lee's Burger Place first opened in Newton in the fall of 2009, moving into the space where another burger spot (Flippin' Burgers) had once been.

The address for this upcoming burger restaurant in Coolidge Corner is: Lee's Burger Place, 1331 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Panelli's Pizza and Parm to Open in Brookline

A new pizza and sandwich spot is on its way to Brookline.

The Brookline TAB is reporting that Panelli's Pizza & Parm is going to be opening on Harvard Street (between Coolidge Corner and the Allston border), moving into the space where Ozzie's Pizza & Cafe had been. The article says that owner David Iknaian plans to focus on pizza and sandwiches, and one town selectman at a recent meeting looking into the eatery said of the sample menu, "I find some of your pizzas fascinating," including one that has four farm fresh eggs on top. (No other options for toppings were mentioned.)

It appears that Panelli's Pizza & Parm could be opening sometime in September, according to the TAB.

The address for this upcoming dining spot in Brookline is: Panelli's Pizza & Parm, 415 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446.

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Shanghai Jade to Open in Former Zenna Noodle Bar Space in Brookline

A new Chinese restaurant is on its way to Brookline, moving into the space where an Asian fusion bar used to be.

The Brookline TAB is reporting that Shanghai Jade is planning to open on Beacon Street in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood, taking over the former Zenna Noodle Bar site (Zenna closed last fall). The article says that the new eatery will have seating for 40 plus an additional six seats outside during the warmer months, and it also mentions that the restaurant will not have a bar.

There does not appear to be a specific opening date for Shanghai Jade, though it does have clearance from the town to open, as the Brookline Board of Selectmen approved its application earlier this week.

The address for this upcoming Chinese restaurant in Coolidge Corner is: Shanghai Jade, 1374 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446.

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Joey's in Brighton Is Closing

A neighborhood watering hole in Brighton is closing this weekend after approximately 30 years in business.

Eater Boston is reporting that Joey's on Market Street is shutting down after business hours on Sunday, July 27, with a Facebook post from the bar saying "to come by and say Thank you Joey for being here for so long and making a place for us to come to that no matter how you were dressed or how you felt you could walk in, see a friendly face and the day or night would get that much better." One it closes, the liquor license may be going to the Dorchester, a restaurant coming to Neponset Avenue near Dorchester's Neponset Circle.

According to a page on the Manta site, Joey's has been in business since 1984.

The address for this soon-to-close bar in Brighton is: Joey's, 416 Market Street, Brighton, MA, 02135.

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Figs in Boston's Beacon Hill Has Closed for Renovations

It looks like a Beacon Hill dining spot owned by a celebrity chef and restaurateur has closed for at least awhile.

A Twitter post from yesterday indicates that Todd English's Figs on Charles Street is closed for renovations, with another poster on the site saying last week that the place was temporarily closed for renovations. (A check on the place by Cappy in Boston this morning indicates that the sign out front says "temporarily closed for renovations.") Calls to the establishment last night went unanswered (no voicemail) and there is no mention of the closure on the Figs website or Facebook page.

Other Todd English restaurants in Boston have closed permanently over the past several years, including Bonfire in Park Plaza, Kingfish Hall in Faneuil Hall, and Olives in Charlestown, and another spot on Charles Street had closed for what it said was renovations earlier this year, with Isabelle's Curly Cakes ultimately closing rather than being renovated. It is not yet known whether this is the case with the Beacon Hill location of Figs; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here. (The location of Figs on Main Street in Charlestown remains open.)

[July 25 update: According to a post on their Facebook page, Figs will apparently be reopening, with the message saying "Figs On Beacon Hill will be temporarily closed this week for a few days while we take care of some minor repairs. We'll be back in action in no time and we will keep you posted."]

The address for Figs in the Beacon Hill section of Boston is 42 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

Thanks to @PatrickMBoston of Maguire Promotions for initially bringing this to our attention.

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