Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Ethiopian Cafe Inc. to Open in Former Aurum Space in Jamaica Plain

It looks like a new dining spot is on its way to Jamaica Plain, and it will be taking over the space where a restaurant featuring hand pies recently closed.

According to a post within the Jamaica Plain Facebook group page, Ethiopian Cafe Inc. is planning to open on Centre Street where Aurum had been until shutting down several weeks ago, and there are hints that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile may also be behind this new place. It looks like the upcoming eatery will be open for breakfast and dinner and that it will focus at least in part on coffee, though specific details are not yet known.

Aurum remains in business as a caterer and a wholesaler, and it plans to be involved in pop-up events across New England as well.

The address for the upcoming Ethiopian Cafe Inc. is 377A Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

[April 7 update: The Jamaica Plain News confirms that Blue Nile owner Yosef Haile is indeed behind Ethiopian Cafe Inc., which could be opening in as soon as a few weeks if all goes well. The article says that the eatery will offer American-style breakfasts with some Ethiopian additions to the breakfast menu, while Ethiopian dishes will be offered for lunch and dinner--and the items served will be different from those of Blue Nile. (Ethiopian coffee will also be offered, as hinted at earlier.)]

[January 21, 2019 update: It appears that plans to open Ethiopian Cafe Inc. are still on, as a licensing board hearing page indicates that the restaurant has applied for a beer and wine license, with the hearing scheduled to take place on January 23.]

[Earlier Article]
Aurum Closes in Jamaica Plain; Owner to Focus on Catering, Wholesale and Pop-Ups

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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]