Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Update: Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar Is Opening in Pan Asia Space in South Boston

[Ed note: This article was updated in the winter of 2014/2015 to reflect new information given, including a name for the place.]

The restaurant group behind several dining and drinking spots in the Boston area is looking to open another one across the street from one of their places in South Boston.

Universal Hub is reporting that Michael Conlon of Eat Drink Laugh is eyeing the space on West Broadway where Pan Asia has been, with the plan being to open a casual neighborhood tavern there. The spot--which does not yet have a name--would be across the street from the Lincoln Tavern, which Conlon opened in the fall of 2012. The Boston Licensing Board will decide tomorrow whether to approve of Conlon's plans to buy the Pan Asia space as well as its liquor license.

In addition to the Lincoln Tavern, the East Drink Laugh group also runs The 21st Amendment, The Blarney Stone, The Paramount, and West on Centre.

[December 2 update: According to a job post within the Craigslist site, the new restaurant on West Broadway in Southie is planning to open in early January, with the as-of-yet unnamed spot being a "fun, casual taqueria & oyster bar."]

[January 15, 2015 update: Eater Boston says that the name of the new restaurant in Southie will be Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar.]

[January 20, 2015 update: According to @PatrickMBoston of Maguire Promotions, Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar opens its doors this evening.]

The address for this new dining and drinking spot in Southie is 414 W Broadway, South Boston, MA, 02127.

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