Friday, September 16, 2016

Monument Is Opening in Former Paolo's Trattoria Space in Charlestown

Two months ago, we reported that an Italian restaurant that had been around for nearly 20 years had closed for renovations. Now we have learned that a new spot will be opening in the space, though it will be under the same ownership.

According to a licensing board page within the City of Boston website, a restaurant called Monument is looking to open in Charlestown, and the address given indicates that it will replace Paolo's Trattoria on Main Street. The manager listed is Adam Hawk, who is one of the owners of Paolo's, and during the summer it had been mentioned here that that restaurant closed for renovations for the summer and would reopen in the fall. It is not yet known what the concept may be for Monument, nor is it known what kinds of renovations might be made to the space; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

The address for the now-closed Paolo's Trattoria (and upcoming Monument) is 251 Main Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129.

[October 11 update: BostInno mentions that Monument will be a "gastro pub meets bistro" that offers wood-fired pizza, steak and seafood items, and more. If all goes well, the new spot could open as early as November or as late as the end of the year.]

[January 2, 2017 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that Monument soft-opened on Saturday, and that it plans to open this week after being closed yesterday.]

[January 3, 2017 update: A new Facebook post indicates that Monument is now fully open.]

[Earlier Article]
Paolo's Trattoria in Charlestown Has Closed for Renovations

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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]