Monday, March 18, 2013

Restoration Hardware in Boston Is Not Open After All (No Occupancy Permit)

Earlier this month we reported that a California-based luxury home furnishings that includes a restaurant held an opening night party at its new Back Bay location (which was soon shut down due to overcrowding). Now we have learned that the Berkeley Street store never actually opened because it doesn't have an occupancy permit yet.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Restoration Hardware (also known as RH) remains closed nearly two weeks after their opening party and that its opening could still be "weeks away" while issues centering around its exhaust system, elevator, and fire alarm are dealt with. Bryan Glascock, who is commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department, says in the article that "At this point, the ball's sort of in their court. They can let us know when they're ready for final inspection."

Once it does open, Restoration Hardware will include a restaurant that will apparently be on the third floor.

The address for this upcoming home furnishings store and dining spot in the Back Bay is: Restoration Hardware (RH), 234 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the chain can be found at

Note: This story was first reported by the Boston Business Journal last week.

[April 10 update: A new article in the Boston Globe mentions that Restoration Hardware could be opening in the next couple of days, and that an announcement may be coming from the company by the end of today. (Keep checking back for updates.) Thanks to the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog for bringing this to our attention.]

[April 12 update: The Globe now says that Restoration Hardware is planning to open tomorrow (Saturday, April 13).]

[Earlier Article]
Restoration Hardware (RH) Opens in Boston's Back Bay; Opening Party Shut Down by Fire and Police Departments

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