Monday, August 05, 2019

Shanghai Village in Arlington to Be Replaced by Taipei Tokyo

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect the fact that Shanhai Village will not be reopening after all.]

For awhile, it looked like a suburban Chinese restaurant that closed last year after being hit by a fire was opening back up again, but now it appears that a new dining spot will be taking over its space instead.

According to an article from Wicked Local and the Arlington Advocate, Shanghai Village in Arlington Center had been planning to reopen, based on what they were told by Arlington Economic Development Coordinator Ali Carter, but a post within the Arlington List Facebook group page shows that a sign is now up for Taipei Tokyo. It is not known whether this has a connection to the now-closed restaurants by the same name in Somerville and Woburn; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

Shanghai Village, which first opened nearly 40 years ago, sustained major damage in a fire in May of 2018, and there has been very little activity at the site over recent months.

The address for Shanghai Village (and the new Taipei Tokyo) is 434 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474.

[October 10 update: According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Taipei Tokyo has soft-opened in the former Shanghai Village space in Arlington.]

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

[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area]