Thursday, July 06, 2017

Update: Ferry Street Food and Drink in Malden Is Closed

[Ed note: This article was updated on January 31, 2018 to reflect confirmation that Ferry Street Food and Drink has definitely said farewell to its space.]

A restaurant and bar north of Boston that features New American fare and craft cocktails is shuttered, and it is not known what the future might hold for the space.

According to a source, Ferry Street Food and Drink in Malden is closed with its windows papered over, and its website is now under construction while its Twitter page has been deleted. There is no indication as to whether the dining and drinking spot could return or if a new place is moving in, as its site simply says "Please check back for an update soon."

Ferry Street Food and Drink first opened in May of 2014, with the restaurant and bar saying at the time that it was "Malden's first and only gastropub." A link on the website for the spot had indicated that the space could be haunted, saying that a customer at the old Jimmy O'Keefe's Restaurant there "died in a slip down the basement stairs" and "is rumored to be seen sitting in his regular stool."

The address for Ferry Street Food and Drink is 118 Ferry Street, Malden, MA, 02148. Its website is at

[January 31, 2018 update: According to several sources (including Geoff Wong), Ferry Street Food and Drink is definitely not returning to its space, as a new Caribbean restaurant called The Island is moving in.]

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