Thursday, September 03, 2015

A Number of Food Spots to Open in Shipping Container Kiosks on the Boston Waterfront

It looks like a handful of dining spots will be coming to a building on the Boston waterfront, and it will include some familiar names.

Eater Boston is reporting (via several social media pages and a term sheet showing the details of the project) that the Innovation and Design Building will become home to Mei Mei, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Yankee Lobster Co., Jubali, and Triangle Coffee, with EB saying that there could be as many as eight kiosks coming there. The food spots will be set up in shipping container kiosks, each of which are approximately 160 square feet in size, with the kiosks being set up as a mini-food hall in the promenade along the Drydock Avenue side of the structure.

[September 3 update: A press release sent today gives more information, including the fact that the eight kiosks will feature other businesses as well--Niche Urban Garden Supply, Drydock Exchange (a hardware store), and Cut-Splice (a salon).]

[November 4 update: A source tells us that Mei Mei and Roxy's Grilled Cheese should be opening within what will be called the Containers at IDB over the next couple of weeks, with the non-food shops possibly opening later this week or sometime next week. (It is not yet known if Yankee Lobster Co., Jubali, and Triangle Coffee will open in the next two weeks as well.)]

[November 10 update: BostInno states that all of the Containers at IDB vendors--including Mei Mei, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Yankee Lobster Co., Jubali, and Triangle Coffee--could open by the end of this week.]

[November 13 update: According to a source, Jubali and Triangle Coffee are now open, with Mei Mei hoping to open on Monday and Roxy's Grilled Cheese opening Thursday. (It is not known when Yankee Lobster Co. might open, though it appears it will be sometime next week.)]

[November 17 update: @BostonTweet states that Mei Mei opens today within the Containers at IDB.]

The landlord of the Innovation and Design Building (Jamestown) has been involved in other food halls, including Chelsea Market in New York.

If all goes as planned, the kiosks could be ready by this fall.

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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]

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