Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Buco Trattoria Is Opening at Former Channel Cafe Space in Boston's Fort Point

It looks like a new dining spot is coming to the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston, opening where another eatery (and art gallery) had been.

According to a Twitter post from @FortPointer, an Italian restaurant is going to be moving into the basement space on Summer Street where the Channel Cafe had been. The post says that this has been confirmed by "multiple sources" and that more information will be coming soon.

[August 4 update: The Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog mentions (via a City of Boston Licensing Board page) that the name of the restaurant looking to take over the former Channel Cafe space will be Buco Trattoria, and there is a connection to Basta Pasta in Cambridge and North Quincy; the City of Boston page says that Bledar Hoxhallari is the manager of the upcoming Buco, with the Manta site showing Hoxhallari as being the person behind Basta Pasta.]

[April 17, 2015 update: A new Twitter post from @FortPointer indicates that the sign is now up for Buco Trattoria, and that it is planning to open sometime in May.]

[September 21, 2015 update: According to a source, Buco Trattoria is now open, with the restaurant's Twitter page indicating that it features such items as house-made pastas, salads, and panini. Our source also says that the eatery is open for breakfast and lunch, and it not yet known if/when they will be start offering dinner.]

The Channel Cafe was a restaurant and art gallery that closed in the winter of 2013; the owners now run the Blackthorne Publick House in South Easton.

The address for the new Italian spot that is planning to move into the former Channel Cafe space is 300 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210.