Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chilacates Is Opening in The Wholy Grain Space in Boston's South End

by Marc Hurwitz

A bakery-cafe in the South End has shut its doors, and a growing local group of highly-regarded Mexican restaurants is moving into its space.

According to a Facebook post, The Wholy Grain on Shawmut Avenue has closed, with the note saying that "it's with great sadness that we have to let you know that we have sold The Wholy Grain as we prepare for our next adventure. We will miss you terribly as you have become such great friends, but we hope to see you all day to day in the neighborhood." The post goes on to say that Chilacates will be opening in its space, joining other locations of the Mexican eatery in Jamaica Plain (two) along with upcoming outlets in Mission Hill and Chestnut Hill. [Ed note: Both are now open]

The Wholy Grain, which first opened in the winter of 2011, was a neighborhood spot that offered such items as scones, croissants, muffins, cupcakes, soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, tea, and a variety of breads.

The address for the now-closed Wholy Grain (and new Chilacates) is 275 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118.

[February 19, 2019 update: An update from a Boston Magazine article states that the new Chilacates in the South End is now open.]

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