Monday, January 28, 2019

Pollo Campero in Chelsea Destroyed in Fire

by Marc Hurwitz

A Boston-area location of a chain of chicken spots has been destroyed in a fire.

According to an article from NBC Boston, Pollo Campero in Chelsea was hit by a two-alarm blaze overnight that apparently started in the rear of the Park Street structure, with firefighters having to pull away from the fire because conditions went downhill too much to allow them to safely try to put it out. The post says that the building is a total loss, while The Boston Globe mentions that one firefighter sustained minor injuries in the blaze.

Pollo Campero first opened in Chelsea approximately 10 years ago and has since been joined by two others in East Boston and Lynn; the chain got its start nearly 40 years ago in Guatemala.

The address for the Chelsea location of Pollo Campero is 115 Park Street, Chelsea, MA, 02150. The website for the chain can be found at

[February 1 update: A Facebook post from the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce indicates that Pollo Campero plans to reopen in Chelsea, though the rebuild will "take time," and there is apparently no specific timeline for the rebuilding of the restaurant as of yet. (Thanks to a source for letting us know about this.)]

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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]