Friday, June 24, 2011

Update: Sagra in Dedham Has Closed; Grumpy Cactus Bar and Grill Falls Through

[Ed note: This article has been updated on June 24, as it appears that the plans for Sagra to be replaced by Grumpy Cactus have fallen through.]

A little more than two months after the Somerville location of an Italian restaurant closed, it has been announced that its Dedham location has closed as well, and plans for a Cal-Mex dining spot to replace it are no longer in place.

According to an earlier job post within the Craigslist site, Sagra on Washington Street was going to be changed to a new place called Grumpy Cactus Bar and Grill. The post indicated that Grumpy Cactus was to feature live entertainment nightly, and an earlier Dedham Patch article mentioned that the owner of the planned eatery had been hoping to have pool tables as well, with the Board of Selectmen deciding on whether they would allow this in a meeting in early June. According to a more recent Dedham Patch article, the owner couldn't afford to pay for the lease while waiting for a decision from the town, so he did not show up to the meeting and the board did not bother with the matter.

The original Sagra on Highland Avenue in Somerville's Davis Square closed in March after being in business for about four years. (It is going to be replaced by a new spot called Five Horses Tavern.) The Sagra in Dedham opened last spring, moving into the space where a location of Finz Seafood and Grill had been.

The address for the now-closed Sagra was: Sagra, 910 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026.

Thanks to a couple of our emailers for letting us know about this story.

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