Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Update: Gem Is Opening in Boston's Downtown Area

[Ed note: This article was updated on November 23, 2011, and January 3, 2012 to initially reflect the fact that the job post on Craigslist was edited, with the name "Gem" being taken out. The January 3 update confirms that the name of the restaurant is indeed Gem.]

A new restaurant is coming to downtown Boston, and the group behind it also runs several other spots in the Boston area and Connecticut.

According to a job post on Craigslist, Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) is planning to open a dining spot on Province Street (between Washington Street and Tremont Street near Downtown Crossing), bringing to the area a new "full food and beverage property." It appears that the eatery is planning on opening in December, which means that it may open before another new Boston spot from BNEG--an Asian-themed place at Fan Pier in the Innovation District that we wrote about a couple of months ago (see article: New Asian Restaurant to Open Along the Boston Waterfront. No other information has been given about this new restaurant from BNEG, so keep checking back for updates over the coming days.

[November 23 update: As mentioned above, this restaurant may or may not be called "Gem." We will post an update here as soon as we find out more.]

[January 3, 2012 update: Based on a recent Stuff at Night article, it has been confirmed that the name of the new restaurant will be Gem Restaurant & Lounge, with Adam's Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog mentioning that it will move into the space on Province Street where Kennedy's Midtown had been. Also, it appears that Gem Restaurant & Lounge will focus on inventive comfort food dishes, according to Stuff at Night.]

[March 19, 2012 update: UrbanDaddy reports that Gem Restaurant & Lounge is opening in Boston this coming weekend.]

Big Night Entertainment Group is also behind the Red Lantern in Boston's Back Bay as well as Tosca in Hingham, The Estate in downtown Boston, and three spots at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

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