Monday, July 22, 2019

Olivia's Juice & Acai Bar to Open in Medford

It looks like a juice bar is on its way to a space just north of Boston, though little is known about the place at this point in time.

According to its website, Olivia's Juice & Acai Bar is opening in Medford, with The Passionate Foodie telling us that the business will be opening at Station Landing. (A picture on the Instagram page for Olivia's confirms this, looking like it may be moving into a space next to Yoki.) The website for Olivia's currently doesn't have much information posted, so stay tuned for updates.

If all goes as planned, Olivia's could be opening sometime this fall.

The address for Olivia's Juice & Acai Bar is 56 Station Landing, Medford, MA, 02155. Its website can be found at https://www.oliviasjuicebar.com/

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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BeanTowne Coffee House in Cambridge's Kendall Square Is Closing

What was once a trio of coffee shops will soon be down to just one, as its Cambridge location is shutting down.

According to an article from Eater Boston, BeanTowne Coffee House in Kendall Square is closing on August 1, a bit more than a year after its location on Kneeland Street in Boston shuttered. Once the Cambridge outlet of the coffee shop closes, the only outlet remaining will be in Hampstead, NH.

The Kendall Square location of BeanTowne Coffee House first opened its doors in 1993; the shop was forced to shut down after a fire tore through several storefronts in 2015, with the place opening back up the following year.

The address for the soon-to-close BeanTowne Coffee House is 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at http://www.beantownecoffee.com/

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Queen Anne's Restaurant & Catering in Canton Has Closed

A decades-old breakfast and lunch spot in the southern suburbs of Boston that also had a catering operation has shut down, as its owners have moved out of the country.

According to a source, Queen Anne's Restaurant & Catering in Canton has closed, with a "for rent" sign now out front, and a post from the Facebook page of the business (which is apparently going to be taken down soon) indicates that the Turnpike Street restaurant shuttered last month and that the family behind the spot is moving to Poland. Queen Anne's first opened back in 1960, according to an old Canton Citizen article.

The address for this now-closed dining spot and catering operation was: Queen Anne's Restaurant & Catering, 930 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA, 02021.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Natick Fire Destroys Several Businesses; Blaze May Have Started at King Wok

A massive fire hit a downtown area in the western suburbs earlier this morning, and it looks like it may have begun in a Chinese restaurant.

According to several sources, including CBS Boston, a report of a fire in Natick Center was called in around 1:20 AM, with firefighters discovering a heavy fire in the basement of King Wok on South Main Street. The multi-alarm blaze spread to a number of other storefronts, with eight businesses apparently being destroyed, including King Wok. CBS Boston says that one firefighter sustained minor injuries while battling the fire, and that the blaze does not appear to be suspicious at this point in time.

The Patch indicates that the structure housing King Wok and other businesses destroyed in the fire is expected to be "taken apart" once the blaze is completely out.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

Fusion Andina in Beverly Has Closed

A North Shore restaurant that featured the cuisines of two South American countries--including one that is extremely difficult to find in the Greater Boston area--has closed its doors for good.

According to an article from Wicked Local, Fusion Andina has permanently shuttered, with the Cabot Street eatery saying on its Facebook page that "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you with a heavy heart, the permanent closing of our restaurant." The dining spot, which first opened in 2015, had been temporarily closed since March, when it appeared to be shut down for renovations but it never did open back up. The Facebook post does say that a new restaurant will be replacing Fusion Andina, so keep checking back for updates as they come in.

Fusion Andina offered Andean fare, including Bolivian and Peruvian cuisine; while there are a number of Peruvian restaurants in the region, Bolivian cuisine is very tough to come by in and around Boston.

The address for the now-closed Fusion Andina was 150 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

New Dong Khanh Restaurant in Boston's Chinatown Is Closing

One of Boston's oldest Vietnamese restaurants is shutting its doors.

According to several sources, including a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, New Dong Khanh in Chinatown is closing, with a Facebook post from the Harrison Avenue eatery saying that "The rumors you have been hearing are true. It is bittersweet but we are very thankful knowing we have served generations after generations the wonderful food our parents started 32 years ago in a small tight [cramped] space and a kitchen that barely fit 3 people inside." It appears that the people behind the restaurant may have plans to return, saying in the note that "this is not the end, but just the beginning. We will be back soon." The last day in service for the restaurant will be August 4.

New Dong Khanh has been known for such options as pho, vermicelli, rice plates, a variety of traditional Vietnamese entrees, and more, including some Chinese dishes such as lo mein and chow foon.

The address for the soon-to-close New Dong Khanh is 83 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111. Its website can be found at http://newdongkhanh.com/

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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