Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Boutique Hotel Near Cambridge's Central Square to Include The Dial, The Blue Owl, Praline, Toscanini’s

A few years ago, it was learned that an historic structure on the edge of Cambridge's Central Square that was home to two restaurants and an ice cream shop would become a boutique hotel and that the three businesses might return to the space. It now appears that only one of the three will return, but three new food spots will also be on the way.

According to an article from Cambridge Day, 907 Main will include The Dial restaurant and bar, which will have an enclosed courtyard on the ground floor; The Blue Owl, which will be a rooftop dining and drinking spot; and Praline, which will be a French bakery. In addition, Toscanini's Ice Cream will come back to the space, though it appears that Patty Chen's Dumpling Room will likely not return, while Cinderella's Restaurant has moved to a space in Inman Square.

Cambridge Day says that the 907 Main hotel, which will have five floors and 67 rooms, plans to open in the first quarter of 2020, so the food spots could also open around that time.

[December 6 update: A Craigslist job post indicates that 907 Main, The Dial, and The Blue Owl are still aiming for a spring 2020 opening, though Praline is not mentioned in the post.]

[September 22, 2020 update: A post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com indicates that The Dial plans to open on Wednesday, September 23.]

[September 15, 2021 update: The Facebook page for the place indicates that Blue Owl is now open.]

[Earlier Article]
Building Housing Cinderella's, Patty Chen's, Toscanini's in Cambridge May Become Boutique Hotel

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[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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