Friday, December 04, 2015

Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge Opening in Former Firehouse

A new restaurant is on its way to a structure just north of Boston that's one of the few to survive in the area.

Eater Boston is reporting (via the Chelsea Record) that Chelsea Station Restaurant and Lounge is planning to open in a former fire station on Everett Avenue, with Mark Nadow (Mystic Brewery investor) and Michael Sheridan (Croma, Ironsides Bar & Grill, Wink & Nod) being behind the proposed place. The 120-seat restaurant, which will reside in one of the only structures in this part of Chelsea to survive the devastating fire of 1973, will focus on American bistro fare and will be open for lunch and dinner with a Sunday brunch offered as well.

An exact address for the dining spot has not been given for Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge, and it is not yet known when it may open, though the Chelsea Record mentions that an April 2016 opening may be possible if all goes as planned.

[March 8, 2016 update: According to a Facebook post from one of the people involved with Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge, it now looks like the place may open in late May or early June, depending at least in part on how a couple of zoning and parking issues go. In addition, we have been told that its address will be 105 Everett Avenue.]

[April 22, 2016 update: A new post from the Chelsea Record states that Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge is one step closer to opening, as the Zoning Board of Appeals has given its approval for the place.]

[September 30, 2016 update: A Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge soft-opens this weekend for dinner service.]

[October 3, 2016 update: Eater Boston mentions that Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge officially opens tomorrow (Tuesday. October 4).]

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]