Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Symphony 8 in Boston Could Be Reopening

A restaurant and bar near Symphony Hall in Boston that has been closed for over a year may be reopening, though the city will have the final say in the matter.

Universal Hub is reporting that Douglas Bacon of the now-shuttered Symphony 8 on Westland Avenue hopes to open the place back up this fall after renovations to the space are complete, with renovations of the storefront beginning within the next month or so. The article says that the Boston Licensing Board is considering taking the restaurant's liquor license away because it has been closed for more than a year, with the board making a decision tomorrow on whether it will allow more time for the reopening of the spot.

Symphony 8 first opened in the fall of 2009, featuring comfort food and New American fare in a gastropub-style environment. A speakeasy called Prohibited was also part of the place, with a password needed in order to get into the hidden basement bar. (It is not known whether Prohibited is also part of the planned reopening.)

The address for Symphony 8 is 8 Westland Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115.

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