Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Hourly Is Opening in Cambridge's Harvard Square

It looks like a new restaurant is coming to Cambridge's Harvard Square, moving into the space where a few other spots have been over the years.

A License Commission General Hearing page within the City of Cambridge website indicates that a spot tentatively called Dunster Restaurant plans to open in the space where Kennedy's on the Square had been before closing in March, and before that, First Printer and Herrell’s Ice Cream. The name of the manager listed--Peter Lee--implies that this could be another dining spot from The Grafton Group, which also runs Park, Grafton Street, Russell House Tavern, and Temple Bar, all of which are in Cambridge, as well as the upcoming State Street Provisions on the Boston waterfront. [Ed note--now open.]

The seating capacity for the new restaurant would be 90, with proposed hours being 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM Sunday through Wednesday and 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM Thursday through Saturday.

The address for the space that the new dining spot wants to move into is 15 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

[September 25 update: Eater Boston confirms that The Grafton Group is indeed behind the proposed restaurant, though "Dunster Restaurant" appears to be a working name only. EB also says that the place will be an oyster bar.]

[April 20, 2016 update: Cambridge Day reports that the new restaurant from The Grafton Group will have a seasonal patio added to the space, and that it reiterates the name "Dunster" is a working name only.]

[August 18, 2016 update: According to a job post within the site, the new restaurant from The Grafton Group will be called "The Hourly," and The Grafton Group is now hiring for its upcoming spot.]

[September 22 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that The Hourly opens its doors this evening.]

[Earlier Article]
Kennedy's on the Square in Harvard Square Has Closed

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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]