Monday, May 06, 2019

Longcross Bar and Kitchen Is Opening in the Former Not Your Average Joe's Space in Medford

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a new restaurant and bar is on its way to a space just north of Boston where a location of a local group of dining spots had been--and a familiar name is apparently behind it.

According to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Longcross Bar and Kitchen is planning to open in Medford, with the address mentioned in the thread indicating that it will move into the former Not Your Average Joe's Space at Station Landing. A hearing notice post within seems to confirm this address, while also stating that the manager of the dining and drinking spot appears to be Gregory Coughlin; an OpenCorporates page for Wellington Circle Restaurant, Inc.--which is the parent company of Longcross Bar and Kitchen, according to the hearing notice--gives the address for Olde Magoun's Saloon in Somerville, so it does looks like this is the same Gregory Coughlin who is behind that spot as well as Blackmoor in Charlestown and Copper House Tavern in Waltham.

The Medford location of Not Your Average Joe's closed in June of 2016 after being in business for approximately 10 years.

The address for Longcross Bar and Kitchen is 501 Fellsway, Medford, MA, 02155. Its website is at

[January 6, 2020 update: According to a couple of sources within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Longcross Bar and Kitchen is now open in Medford, and it offers a mix of comfort food and New American fare along with beer, wine, and cocktails--and its menu also shows that it serves Detroit-style pizza, which makes it the third independent spot in the region to offer it on a regular basis (the other two being Avenue Kitchen + Bar in Somerville and Volo in Swampscott).]

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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]