Monday, December 26, 2011

Bright Horizons to Move into Former Marino's Space in North Cambridge

Five years ago, a popular Italian dining spot in North Cambridge shut its doors for good, and the building has remained empty ever since. Now it appears that a new business will be opening up in the space--but it won't be a restaurant.

A sign posted on the storefront of the former Marino's spot on Mass. Ave. indicates that the Watertown-based child-care provider Bright Horizons will be moving into the space, with a planned opening sometime in the spring of 2012. Marino's closed down at the beginning of 2007 after being in business for more than 15 years, with the 7,000-foot space being looked at by various businesses (including Bourbon Coffee, which has since opened in Porter Square), but remaining vacant to this day. The restaurant featured a mix of Northern Italian and Southern Italian cuisine in an upscale but casual setting.

The address for the former Marino's space is 2465 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140.