Friday, January 09, 2015

Ariana Restaurant in Allston Moving to Charlesview Complex

It looks like an Afghan dining spot in Allston could be moving to a larger space nearby.

According to a post from Universal Hub, Ariana Restaurant on Brighton Avenue in the heart of the village is hoping to move to the new Charlesview complex, which is on Western Avenue near Soldiers Field Road and the Charles River. Before the eatery can make the move, it will need approval from the licensing board to change the address on the liquor license; UH says that the board "deferred action" on the issue at a meeting that took place yesterday.

[January 21 update: Based on information from a Boston Licensing Board page, Ariana could soon be one step closer to moving, as the city is looking into its plans today to transfer its liquor license to a new place called Mala Restaurant, which would be at the same location.]

[February 23 update: According to an article in Eater Boston, Ariana will leave its home on Brighton Avenue on February 28, with the restaurant hoping to move into its new space at the Charlesview complex around the middle of March.]

[August 20 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that Ariana opens in its new home on Saturday, August 29.]

Ariana Restaurant first opened its doors in Allston approximately five years ago.

The current address for Ariana is 129 Brighton Avenue, while the address that it is moving to is 384 Western Avenue. Its website can be found at

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