Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pammy's Is Replacing India Castle in Cambridge

A new restaurant may be coming to Cambridge, and it will be replacing another eatery between Harvard Square and Central Square that has been in business for more than 15 years.

According to a License Commission General Hearing page within the city of Cambridge website, a new spot tentatively called Thresher is seeking the liquor license currently held by India Castle on Mass. Ave., with the note saying that the new 85-seat restaurant would be open for dinner seven days a week. A search online on the manager listed--Christopher Willis--comes up with nothing related to the local restaurant scene, and no other information has been given on the proposed dining spot (or when India Castle might close); as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

India Castle first opened its doors in 1999, according to a post on the Manta site. The people behind the place also run Desi Dhaba in Cambridge, Kabab Corner in Medford, and Punjabi Tadka in Arlington.

The address for this new  restaurant (and India Castle) is 928 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

[January 13, 2016 update: Eater Boston is reporting (via Cambridge Day) that the eatery replacing India Castle will actually be called Pammy's, and that it will be a "fine dining" but 'less stuffy" restaurant that features New American and Italian fare, with freshly-made pasta being at least part of the focus. If all goes well, Pammy's could be open sometime this spring.]

[June 6, 2016 update: A new article from Eater Boston says that India Castle closes its doors for good on Monday, June 13.]

[January 11, 2017 update: A job post within the bostonchefs.com site mentions that Pammy's is now looking for a general manager and that its kitchen "will be anchored by chefs whose collective experience include experience at Jean Georges, Clio, Franny’s in Brooklyn, and Rialto, to name a few."]

[June 30, 2017 update: A couple of posters within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page mention that Pammy's is going through a soft opening right now, though a message from one of the people involved stresses that this is only a soft opening and that the restaurant is not actually open yet (an opening date will be coming soon).]

[July 7, 2017 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that Pammy's officially opens on Monday, July 10.]

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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]