Friday, April 17, 2015

Casa Verde Is Opening in Jamaica Plain

The people behind an eclectic tapas bar and book/music shop in Jamaica Plain, along with an Italian/Mediterranean spot nearby, are in expansion mode again.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Tres Gatos folks are going to be opening a casual, family-friendly Mexican restaurant on Centre Street, taking over the space where Ghazal Fine Indian Cuisine has been since the latter part of 2008. Once it opens, the new eatery will join the tapas bar as well as the Centre Street Cafe (both of which are also on Centre Street).

The Tres Gatos owners took over the Centre Street Cafe in 2014, reconcepting the place and opening it back up as an Italian restaurant. Previously, it had been known in part as a farm-to-table spot that featured a popular weekend brunch.

If all goes as planned, the new restaurant could be opening sometime in the fall.

The address for this Mexican restaurant in Jamaica Plain is 711 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

[April 23 update: According to a poster on the Chowhound site, Ghazal is now closed, apparently shutting down sometime late last week. (Phone calls placed to the restaurant have gone unanswered today.)]

[May 7 update: Eater Boston mentions (via the Jamaica Plain News) that the new restaurant moving into the former Ghazal space will be called Casa Verde.]

[April 26, 2016 update: According to a source who posted on Facebook last night, Casa Verde has soft-opened, and it looks like it could be officially opening to the public later this week.]

[May 2, 2016 update: A message sent from the restaurant indicates that Casa Verde has fully opened.]

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