Sunday, April 06, 2014

Update: Brake Fast to Open at Site of Former Leo's Place Diner in Cambridge's Harvard Square

[Ed note: This article was updated on May 27 to reflect a new name--and concept--given to the place.]

It looks like a new restaurant will be moving into the space in Cambridge's Harvard Square where a diner had been for a number of years.

A public notice within the City of Cambridge website mentions that a restaurant tentatively called The Noodle Project is planning to open on JFK Street at the site of the old Leo's Place Diner, which closed toward the end of last year after being in business since 1949. The new eatery is looking to have a seating capacity of 30 and will apparently be open for lunch and dinner daily (no alcohol served), with a Boston Globe article saying that Ashley Chan--the son of Gerald L. Chan, a billionaire real estate investor who has been buying various properties in the square of late--will be running the place. (Ashley Chan also runs Churn2, an ice cream stand in the square, and will be operating Night Market, a Japanese spot moving into the former Tamarind Bay space.)

It is not yet known when this dining spot might open, nor is it known exactly what will be on the menu; as soon as we find out more, we will post another update here.

[May 27, 2014 update: Cambridge Day is reporting that The Noodle Project will not be opening in the old Leo's space after all, with the folks behind it deciding to open an eatery called Brake Fast there instead. The article indicates that Brake Fast will be similar to Leo's, with breakfast served all day and no real changes made to the layout of the space. The new dining spot, which will be open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 Sunday through Thursday and 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, is hoping to open in late June.]

 The address for this upcoming restaurant in Harvard Square is 35 JFK Street, Cambridge MA, 02138.

[Earlier Article]
Leo's Place Diner in the Harvard Square Section of Cambridge Has Closed