Monday, June 23, 2014

New Restaurant May Come to Allston; Could Get Liquor License from The Joshua Tree

It appears that a new restaurant is on its way to an upcoming mixed-use residential and retail project in Allston, and it is hoping to acquire its liquor license from a now-closed eating and drinking place in the heart of this neighborhood of Boston.

According to a Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website, an as-of-yet unnamed dining spot that would be located in the Barry's Corner development on Western Avenue is seeking a liquor license from The Joshua Tree on Commonwealth Avenue. (The Allston location of The Joshua Tree closed at the beginning of the year; its location in Somerville's Davis Square remains open.) It looks like this might not be the only eatery to come to Barry's Corner, as an article within the Bisnow site mentions that it will include "apartments, retail, and restaurants."

It is not known when this dining spot might open, nor is it known who is opening it; as soon as we get more information, we will post an update here.

[June 26 update: Universal Hub reports that the company involved with the building of the Barry's Corner development (Samuels and Associates) is looking to purchase the liquor license and then sell it to a restaurant that moves into the space, so it appears that no specific dining spot is slated to open there at this point in time. UH also says that the Boston Licensing Board deferred any action on the transfer because a partner for Samuels and Associates did not show up for a required interview with the board.]

The address for this proposed restaurant (and the upcoming Barry's Corner development) is 219 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134.

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