Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Meatland in Jamaica Plain Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz

A butcher shop that has been in business for more than 60 years has shut down.

According to an article from the Jamaica Plain News, Meatland in Jamaica Plain is no longer in business, with a tweet from @HydeJacksonSq asking if any "creative and aspiring butchers" might be interested in taking over the Centre Street shop. The article mentions that the lease on the store was expiring and that the store owner had been looking to sell the business, with any new store owner then needing to negotiate a lease with the building's owner.

Meatland, which first opened in 1957, offered an array of beef, chicken, pork, and seafood items.

The address for this now-closed butcher shop in Jamaica Plain was: Meatland, 306 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

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Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill in Peabody Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz

A Boston-area location of a small chain of BBQ spots has shut down after three years in operation.

According to a message from @CappyinBoston, Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill at the Northshore Mall in Peabody is no longer in business, with an email from the place referring customers to their locations in Tyngsboro and Stoughton. No reason has been given for the closure of the restaurant (which first opened in the spring of 2015), and it is not known what might go into its space, so stay tuned for updates.

Florida-based Smokey Bones features mostly barbecue and classic American fare, with its locations being mainly along the Eastern Seaboard. Currently, a total of four outlets can be found in New England, including the two mentioned above along with others in Taunton and Warwick, RI.

The website for Smokey Bones is at http://smokeybones.com/

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Neponset Cafe Has Opened by Neponset Circle in Dorchester

by Marc Hurwitz

A new dining spot has opened just off the Southeast Expressway, and it features a variety of Asian items along with some cafe fare.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Neponset Cafe is now open near Neponset Circle in Dorchester, with a menu from the Neponset Avenue eatery showing such items as bagels, toasted Vietnamese baguettes, miso soup, pork belly buns, wings, calamari, gyoza, tempura, pho, ramen, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

The address for this new cafe in Dorchester is: Neponset Cafe, 400 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, MA, 02122.

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SoBol to Open Location in Beverly

by Marc Hurwitz

A Long Island-based chain that features acai bowls and more will be expanding to the local area, with its first Massachusetts location being on the North Shore.

According to an email, SoBol is opening in Beverly, with the Commodore Plaza spot being a vegetarian-friendly place that offers such items as acai bowls, soups, salad bowls, coffee, and smoothies. Once it opens--possibly in October--the new outlet will join a number of locations in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

SoBol, which is headquartered in Patchogue, started out in Sayville (also on Long Island) in the fall of 2014, according to a page from the company.

The address for this upcoming eatery in Beverly is: SoBol, 43-47 Enon Street (Route 1A), Beverly, MA, 01915. The website for the company can be found at https://mysobol.com/

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The Remedy Exchange Opens in the Former Porch Space in Wakefield

by Marc Hurwitz

A new spot featuring healthy fare has moved into the space where a Southern-style restaurant had been until closing a few months ago in anticipation of a move.

According to a source, The Remedy Exchange is now open in Wakefield, taking over the space on Tuttle Street where The Porch was. A check on the website and Facebook page for the new eatery indicates that it calls itself a "superfood cafe," focusing on dishes using locally-sourced and responsibly raised ingredients. A few of the menu items for The Remedy Exchange include salads, chia seed pudding, acai bowls, sea-salted almonds, and toast topped with such spreads as sweet potato and cashew cream cheese, along with smoothies, juices, and iced tea.

The Porch is in the process of moving into a larger space at the River's Edge development in Medford.

The address for this new restaurant in Wakefield is: The Remedy Exchange, 41 Tuttle Street, Wakefield MA, 01880. Its website can be found at https://theremedy.exchange/

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Big Night Entertainment Group to Open Mystique and Mémoire at Encore Boston in Everett

by Marc Hurwitz

The group behind a number of local restaurants, bars, and clubs will be opening two more spots in the area, with these two being within the upcoming casino complex in Everett.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) is planning to open Mystique and Mémoire at Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino along the Mystic River, with the former being an Asian restaurant with sushi and shareable plates and the latter being a glamorous nightclub. Expect the two spots to debut anytime from the summer of 2019 on, which is when the Encore complex is due to open.

BNEG is known for such places as CBS Sporting Club, Empire, Explorateur, The Grand, Red Lantern, and Scorpion Bar, and it also just opened a new restaurant and arcade bar in downtown Boston called Versus.

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