Friday, November 13, 2015

Cafe, WGBH Radio Studio to Be Set Up in Boston Public Library

One of the Back Bay's most iconic buildings is going to be getting a new cafe--and a radio studio.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Boston Public Library will be the site of an all-day cafe and a WGBH satellite studio, with both being on the first floor of the Johnson Building. The article says that the upcoming Newsfeed Cafe will probably offer both grab-and-go and counter service food/drink, and it will be run by the same company (Catered Affair) that operates the Courtyard Restaurant and the Map Room Cafe in the McKim Building. The satellite location of WGBH will likely record segments for various TV and radio programs along with podcasts, and it may also collaborate with the library on programming for children.

If all goes as planned, both the new cafe and the radio studio should be up and running by next summer.

[September 27, 2016 update: A new article from The Boston Globe mentions that the Newsfeed Cafe and WGBH's satellite studio will make their debut at the Boston Public Library on Friday, September 30.]

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