Friday, October 11, 2013

Kickstand Cafe Is Replacing Jam'n Java in Arlington Center

A new cafe is on its way to Arlington Center, and it will be moving into the space where a coffeehouse has been for a bit more than five years.

The Arlington Advocate is reporting that the Kickstand Cafe will be opening on Mass. Ave., taking over the space where Jam'n Java has been. It appears that the new spot may be similar to the one that it is replacing, though with a renovated interior, a new espresso machine, new tables and chairs outside, and new food items on the menu that include Vietnamese fresh rolls, according to the article. (It plans to continue open mic events, by the way.)

The owners of the Kickstand Cafe include Mark Ostow, who owns Cafe Zing in Cambridge (and also owned the now-closed Zing! Pizza) and Emily Shea, who lives in Arlington.

The Advocate doesn't give an exact opening date, though it appears that the new eatery could be opening soon.

[December 11 update: One of our sources tells us that the Kickstand Cafe is now open.]

The address for this new cafe in Arlington Center is: Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476.

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