Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Owners of Bibim in Allston Opening Meju in Somerville's Davis Square

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 29 to reflect a name change for the place.]

It looks like a Korean restaurant in Allston is expanding to one of the busiest sections of Somerville, taking over the space where a location of a burger chain had been.

Eater Boston is reporting that Bibim is looking to open a restaurant in Davis Square, moving into the former McDonald's site on Elm Street in the heart of the square. The article mentions that the restaurant is hoping to get both a common victualer license and a full liquor license, with The Somerville News Weekly mentioning that the city will hold a meeting on the liquor license on Monday, March 17.

The original Bibim can be found at 166 Harvard Avenue in Allston where Color Restaurant used to be. The restaurant offers such items as fish cakes, dumpling soup, kimchi pancakes, beef bulgogi, fried chicken, bibimbap, and bubble tea.

[March 18 update: Bibim appears to be one step closer to opening its new restaurant, as Eater Boston mentions (via @Ward5Online) that they have been granted a full liquor license.]

[December 29 update: A post from Eater Boston states that the new restaurant in Somerville from Bibim will actually be called Meju, and that it looks like it will be opening very soon.]

[January 16, 2015 update: Eater Boston mentions that Meju plans to open by the end of the month.]

[January 22, 2015 update: According to its Facebook page, Meju soft-opens today from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue to have a soft opening with the same hours through January 25.]

The address for this new Korean spot in Davis Square is 243 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144.

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