Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wahlburgers Is Opening in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

Two years ago, we reported that the Wahlberg brothers were possibly planning to open a location of their Wahlburgers restaurant in the Fenway section of Boston. Now we have learned that this will definitely be happening.

The Boston Business Journal reported last night that the group behind the Hingham restaurant has reached terms on a lease for a space somewhere in the neighborhood, with the 4,200-square-foot spot being in a Samuels & Associates development. The article says that the lease should be signed for the place in approximately two weeks, and that it appears that this location of Wahlburgers will open before location that is coming to MarketStreet Lynnfield; the BBJ states that the Fenway restaurant could be opening by the end of the year, while the Lynnfield outlet might not be open until the summer of 2015.

The article also mentions that locations of Wahlburgers are coming to Toronto [Ed Note: One location is now open in Toronto] as well as Philadelphia and Atlantic City.

[April 16 update: A PR Newswire press release gives a bit more information on the new Wahlburgers, including the fact that the Fenway location (as well as the Lynnfield location) will have a "sizable" outdoor patio, along with "full-serve and self-serve dining options, take-out, and a full bar."]

[July 3 update: A Boston Magazine interview with Paul Wahlberg brings up the fact that the new Wahlburgers will be located next to Yard House, with an April 2015 opening expected. A subsequent check on the Samuels & Associates site confirms the location, with the address for the new Wahlburgers being given as 132 Brookline Avenue. (An interesting side note: Two years ago, the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog wondered whether it might be going into this space; it turns out that they were correct.)]

[December 4 update: The Boston Globe mentions that the Fenway location of Wahlburgers won't be opening in time for the start of the 2015 Boston Red Sox season after all.]

[May 7, 2015 update: The upcoming Wahlburgers in the Fenway will not be the second location to open in the Boston area after all (as had been hinted above), as a press release says the Lynnfield location will open in "Q2" of this year [ed note--now open], while the Fenway location won't open until "Q3" (presumably meaning July, August, or September).]

[September 25, 2015 update: Wahlburgers tells us that its grand opening for the Fenway location takes place on October 1, and that it is currently signing people up to watch the wahlstream on its website.]

[September 28, 2015 update: Based on a new Facebook post from Wahlburgers, the grand opening of the Fenway location is a VIP party that is apparently invite-only; the note says that the restaurant will actually be have its official opening sometime in early October.]

[September 29, 2015 update: A press release sent this afternoon indicates that Wahlburgers officially opens its Fenway location this Friday (October 2).]

Chef and restaurateur Paul Wahlberg and his celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie first opened Wahlburgers at the Hingham Shipyard in October of 2011.

[Earlier Article]
Is Wahlburgers Coming to Boston's Fenway Neighborhood?

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]