Tuesday, July 11, 2017

COJE Restaurant Group (Yvonne's, Ruka, Lolita) Plans to Open Restaurant and Cigar Bar at Post Office Square

The restaurant group behind three well-known Boston dining spots could be opening a new place that includes something that is mostly gone from the local landscape.

According to an article in The Boston Herald, COJE Management is planning to open a new restaurant and bar at 10 Post Office Square in the city's Financial District, with the place including a cigar bar along with a private members club. The post says that the working name for the spot is currently Santeria, but this will apparently change, as the application that has been filed is specifically for the liquor license and it will eventually have "a separate trade name." Plans for the restaurant and bar are in the early stages, and it looks like it will be more than a year before it opens for business.

COJE is the parent company of Yvonne's, a modern supper club in Boston's Downtown Crossing; Ruka, a Latin-Asian fusion spot also in the downtown area; and Lolita, a tequila bar in the Back Bay.

Currently, the only cigar bar in Boston is Stanza dei Sigari, which is on Hanover Street in the North End.

[June 6, 2018 update: A licensing board hearing page within the city of Boston website indicates that the new restaurant and bar (which does not list a specific name) could be one step closer to opening by next week, as its request for a liquor license will be looked at on June 13.]

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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]

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