Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Koy to Open in UBurger Space in Boston's Faneuil Hall Area

It looks like a new Korean restaurant may be on its way to one of the busiest sections of Boston, and it appears to be moving into the space where a location of a burger spot has been.

According to a licensing board page within the City of Boston website, Koy is planning to open on North Street across from Faneuil Hall, with the proposed eatery seeking the liquor license of the now-closed Charley's Eating & Drinking Saloon in the Back Bay. (An earlier article here mentioned that a proposed South Boston restaurant called Republic had also been hoping for a liquor license transfer from Charley's back in May.) Based on the post within the licensing board page, it appears that Koy could be a Korean fusion spot, and the address given is the same as that of a location of UBurger. (A note was sent to UBurger yesterday, but it has not been answered as of yet.)

[July 25 update: Universal Hub mentions that Koy will indeed be replacing UBurger, and that the new restaurant will "meld Korean and western cuisine." The article also says that the people behind Koy will pay $425,000 for the liquor license.]

[August 18 update: According to @scottwholley, the Faneuil Hall location of UBurger is now closed.]

[December 4 update: Eater Boston says that Koy plans to open on Tuesday (December 9).]

The address for this proposed Korean restaurant by Faneuil Hall is: Koy, 16-18 North Street, Boston, MA, 02110.

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