Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Launch Plans to Open in Cambridge's Kendall Square

A brand new dining spot is looking to open in one of the hottest sections of Cambridge, and it appears that a local restaurant group is behind it.

A License Commission General Hearing page within the city of Cambridge website indicates that Launch is planning on opening in Kendall Square, with the proposed Kendall Street eatery having a seating capacity of 130 plus 100 additional seats on a seasonal outdoor patio. The hearing notice lists Austin M. O'Connor as the manager, which may mean that The Briar Group is behind the upcoming spot; O'Connor is the owner of the group, which runs Solas, The Green Briar, O'Connor's, Anthem, Ned Devine's, City Table, City Bar, The Harp, Brew, and Gather.

The city of Cambridge will look into Launch's application for a liquor license on October 20.

[October 26 update: Cambridge Day gives more information on Launch, saying that it will include a flexible space that could be used for anything from business meetings and presentations to yoga classes; the article also says that the dining spot appears to be heavily focused on seafood.]

The address for this proposed restaurant in Kendall Square is: Launch, 450 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142.

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