Friday, February 14, 2014

Jimmy's Bar and Oven in Brookline Is Closing

An Italian restaurant in Brookline that is known in part for its pizza is going to be closing.

The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe confirms what one of our readers told us earlier, that Jimmy's Bar & Oven is planning to shut its doors. The article mentions that the restaurant is looking to close sometime around February 23, which is more or less in line with what the reader told us.

[February 18 update: A new article from The Restaurant Hub blog mentions that the owner of Jimmy's plans to reopen the restaurant somewhere in downtown Boston over the coming months and that the Brookline location won't close until sometime in March. The post also says that another dining spot will not be moving into the space that Jimmy's is vacating.]

[March 4 update: One of our sources tells us tonight that the interior of Jimmy's has been "cleaned out." It also appears that another restaurant will not be moving into the space.]

[May 9 update: A Planning Board Meeting page within the Town of Brookline website seems to confirm that a restaurant will indeed not be moving into the former Jimmy's space, as a new facade sign (and altering of the facade) for the "Society of Grownups" is being looked into for the Beacon Street site.]

Jimmy's first opened in July of 2011, taking over the space in Washington Square where B & D Deli had once been. The restaurant features a variety of pizzas, as well as Italian dishes such as chicken parmesan, gnocchi, cacio e pepe, shrimp scampi, and penne with sausage. It also serves soups, salads, and sandwiches at lunchtime.

The address for this soon-to-close restaurant in Brookline is: Jimmy's Bar & Oven, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445.

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