Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Owners of North Star, The Banshee Opening Brick & Beam in Former Villa Rosa Space in Quincy

It looks like the people behind a sports bar on the northern edge of downtown Boston and an Irish pub in Dorchester are taking over an iconic space in Quincy.

According to two difference sources (including one in the restaurant industry), the owners of North Star on Friend Street near North Station and The Banshee on Dorchester Avenue are planning to open a new dining/drinking spot in the former Villa Rosa space on Adams Street. A Bizapedia listing for a company named BKV Enterprises seems to confirm this, as the people behind the business include the owner of North Star and two partners at The Banshee, and we have been told by a third source that this is indeedthe company behind the new spot. It is not yet known exactly what kind of place will be opening in the spot; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

Villa Rosa closed last summer after being in business for approximately 65 years; the restaurant was known in part for its pizza and pasta dishes.

The address for the old Villa Rosa space is 703 Adams Street, Quincy, MA, 02169.

[March 6 update: The Patriot Ledger/Wicked Local states that a license board meeting on the proposed spot that is moving into the Villa Rosa space will take place on March 21, which should hopefully give more information on the place. (It is still not known what the concept will be, nor is it known what it will be called.)]

[March 22 update: A source tells us (via the Quincy Is Everything Facebook group page) that the new spot moving into the old Villa Rosa space will be called Brick & Beam, and it will apparently be an upscale restaurant and bar.]

[July 4 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that Brick & Beam opens tomorrow (Wednesday, July 5).]

[July 9 update: A post on the Quincy Is Everything Facebook group page shows that the menu for Brick & Beam includes soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers, Neapolitan pizza, entrees such as steak tips, chicken parmigiana, and macaroni and cheese, and desserts such as sticky toffee pudding and strawberry shortcake.]

[July 11 update: Brick & Beam actually closed back down on July 9 and remains closed through today, as it has been making "a few more adjustments." A new Facebook post says that the place plans to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, July 12) at 4:00 PM.]

[Earlier Article]
Villa Rosa in Quincy Has Closed

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