Friday, March 08, 2013

Restaurant Proposed (Again) for Historic Structure in Weston

More than three years after reporting on a failed plan to bring a restaurant to an historic structure in Weston, it looks like plans may be back on track, and this time a well-known restaurateur is involved.

The Weston Town Crier is reporting that Dante de Magistris of Restaurant Dante in Cambridge and  Il Casale in Belmont is part of a development team (and he would be the potential operator of the restaurant) that is looking to open a dining spot at the site of the Josiah Smith Tavern and Barn on Boston Post Road in the center of town. The article says that the eatery, which would be located within the barn, would have 80 seats, and a small bed and breakfast would be built within the tavern while the adjacent Old Library would be turned into condos.

A public meeting on the proposal will be held at 10:00 AM tomorrow at the Weston Library.

In 2009, a proposal to bring an upscale restaurant, bar, and function space to the space was voted down at a Town Meeting session.

Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.

[Earlier Article]
Plans for a New Restaurant and Bar in Weston Center Voted Down