Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Wapo Taco in Roslindale Is Closing; Rent Increase to Blame

Yet another Boston-area restaurant is closing due to a rent increase, with the latest being a Mexican spot that has been in business for nearly 20 years.

Eater Boston is reporting that The Wapo Taco in Roslindale Village is shutting down later this month, with the owners saying (via a Facebook post) that "The building we are in, was recently sold. The new Landlords have doubled our rent. In order for us to stay, we would have to pass that on our customers, with a substantial price increase. We don't think that would be fair to all of you." The owners go on to thank their customers for their love and support, mentioning that the last day for the Poplar Street eatery will be Saturday, June 27.

A number of other dining spots in the region have cited rent increases as reasons for their closings over the past few years, including such spots as The Purple Shamrock in downtown Boston, Lam's in Newtonville, Forum and Cactus Club in the Back Bay, Bestsellers Cafe in Medford, and Boschetto's Bakery in the North End.

The Wapo Taco first opened in 1997, offering such items as tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas. and wraps.

The address for this soon-to-close Mexican restaurant in Roslindale is: The Wapo Taco, 37 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA, 02131.

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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]