Friday, November 01, 2013

Petsi Pies Is Opening in East Cambridge

It looks like the person behind a bakery in Somerville and a cafe in Cambridge is opening a second location in Cambridge, and it will be moving into the space where a coffee bar used to be.

A License Commission General Hearing page on the City of Cambridge website states that Renee McLeod of Petsi Pies has applied for a common victualer license to open a shop on Cambridge Street, with the address showing that it would go into the former RJ Gourmet spot (RJ Gourmet closed in September). The note says that the new Petsi Pies could have seating for 15 and would tentatively be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.

Locations of Petsi Pies include a bakery on Beacon Street in Somerville and a cafe on Putnam Street in Cambridge. Renee McLeod is also one of the owners of Tupelo, a Southern-style comfort food restaurant in Cambridge's Inman Square.

[November 1 update: A bit more info on this story--Eater Boston says that the location of Petsi Pies on Putnam Street in Cambridge will be closing because its lease is expiring in 2015. An earlier Harvard Crimson article mentioned that Darwin's Ltd., which bought the building, plans to open a new sandwich spot/bakery in that space once Petsi is gone, so the upcoming Petsi shop on Cambridge Street will apparently be a substitute for the one on Putnam Street. It is not yet known whether the Putnam Street shop will close before its lease is up; stay tuned for additional updates.]

[February 18, 2014 update: A new article from Eater Boston indicates that Petsi Pies is now open in the former RJ Gourmet space on Cambridge Street.]

The address for this new shop in Cambridge is 441 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141. The website for Petsi Pies can be found at

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