Friday, January 23, 2015

Caffe Nero to Open in Boston's Fort Point, Longwood Neighborhoods

A chain of Italian-style coffee shops based in Europe is continuing its expansion plans in the Boston area, with two more now in the works.

A Twitter post from @FortPointer confirms earlier some rumors, that Caffe Nero is planning to open new shops in the city's Fort Point neighborhood as well as the Longwood area. It is not yet known exactly where either location will be, though @FortPointer says that the one in Fort Point will be its largest in Boston, possibly at more than 3,000 square feet in size. It appears that more information on one or both of the new locations could be coming out next week.

Currently, Caffe Nero can be found in Downtown Crossing and Jamaica Plain, with another one slated for the South End; @FortPointer mentions that the Longwood shop will apparently open first, followed by the one in the South End, then Fort Point.

[January 26, 2015 update: A new Twitter post from @FortPointer gives the address for the Caffe Nero shop coming to Fort Point--it will be at 368 Congress Street. (The post also says that this one will be Nero's largest shop in the United States.)]

[March 6, 2015 update: A Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website gives the address for the Caffe Nero shop coming to the Longwood area--it will be at 354-364 Longwood Avenue.]

[April 30, 2015 update: Eater Boston states that the Longwood location of Caffe Nero is now open.]

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