Friday, August 05, 2016

Nirvana Is Opening in Former West Side Lounge Space

A new restaurant may be on its way to Cambridge, and it would move into the space where a spot known for its cocktails had been.

According to a License Commission Hearing page within the City of Cambridge website, Nirvana is looking to open on Mass. Ave., taking over the former West Side Lounge space between Porter Square and Harvard Square. The listing mentions that the new eatery would have seating for 74 with an additional 4 seats on an outdoor patio, and it would include both a dining area and a bar. It is not yet known what type of spot Nirvana might be, but based on its name plus the name of the company behind it (Kaveri Incorporated), it is possible that it may be an Indian restaurant.

West Side Lounge closed in April after being in business for 16 years; the same group that runs the nearby restaurants Cambridge Common and Christopher's was also behind this place as well.

The address for Nirvana is 1680 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

[November 1 update: According to a message sent by @richo976, a sign posted at the former West Side Lounge space says that "Nirvana: Taste of India" will be opening in the winter of 2017.]

February 3, 2017 update: It looks like Nirvana may be getting ready to open, as a new License Commission Hearing page indicates that the people behind the restaurant had told the board that they had hoped to complete renovations late last month, with the plan being to open soon after the updates were finished.]

[March 1, 2017 update: According to @richo976, Nirvana is now open.]

[Earlier Article]
West Side Lounge in Cambridge Has Closed

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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]