Monday, August 17, 2015

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen Is Replacing MJ Ready in Brookline

[Ed note: This article was updated on August 20 and August 24 to reflect new information given.]

It looks like a Thai restaurant in Brookline has shut its doors for good after being in business for a bit under six years, and a new dining spot may be coming in.

According to several sources, including a poster on the Chowhound site, MJ Ready in the Arcade Building on Harvard Street, appears to have closed, with the windows being papered over and the signage being taken down. A poster on Yelp seems to confirm this as well, saying that the Coolidge Corner eatery has "closed permanently" while a Google search of the place has a similar message come up within Google.

MJ Ready first opened in the fall of 2009, taking over the space where La Scala Caffe had been. In addition to Thai cuisine, the dining spot also offered some American dishes as well.

[August 20 update: Eater Boston has confirmed that MJ Ready has shuttered, with the owners selling the place on July 24. The post also says that a new restaurant will be moving in "soon."]

[August 24 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that Ganko Ittetsu Ramen will be moving into the former MJ Ready space, with the eatery possibly offering alcohol if it is able to receive a liquor license.]

[October 15 update: A poster on Chowhound states that Ganko Ittetsu Ramen is now open.]

The address for MJ Ready (and the new Ganko Ittetsu Ramen) is 318 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446.

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