Sunday, March 20, 2016

Update: Rod Dee in Cambridge Reopens After Apparently Being Shut Down Because of Nonpayment of License

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 20 to reflect the fact that the restaurant has reopened.]

Last month we reported that a number of Cambridge restaurants received cease-and-desist letters from the city in response to non-payment of licenses, and a Porter Square dining spot had apparently remained closed for a few weeks because of this, but now it has reopened.

On March 16, a Twitter post seemed to indicate that Rod Dee on Mass. Ave. was shuttered, with a note out front saying that the Thai restaurant was ordered closed by the license commission. A message sent the following day from the founder of Rich O's Ravings confirmed that it was indeed the Cambridge location of Rod Dee that had been shut down, and an earlier tweet implied that the eatery had possibly been closed since at least February 23, which is around the time that the Cambridge restaurants that hadn't made their license payments were getting the cease-and-desist letters--and, possibly, visits from an investigator, as mentioned last month. This weekend, however, several sources--including the founder of Rich O's Ravings--have told us that Rod Dee is now open once again.

Other locations of Rod Dee in Brookline (two) and Boston's Fenway were unaffected by the temporary closure.

The address for Rod Dee in Porter Square is 1906 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140. The website for all of the locations can be found at

[Earlier Article]
A Number of Cambridge Restaurants Could Be Temporarily Shut Down Over Unpaid License Fees

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area]

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Blogger Charlie D. said...

I was there last week (March 8) and they were definitely open.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Likewise I was there March 6

3:18 PM  

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