Friday, December 13, 2019

Flora's to Open in West Newton

A new wine bar appears to be on its way to West Newton, and the people behind it come from a few well-known restaurant names in Boston.

According to a Craigslist job post, Flora's is planning to open on Washington Street, with the page saying that the co-owners come from Mei Mei in the Fenway area and the now-closed Towne Stove & Spirits and Liquid Art House, both of which were in the Back Bay. Little other information has been given on the upcoming 20-seat spot, though an address shown on a page within indicates that the restaurant will be taking over the space where Coney Island Ice Cream had been until closing over the summer.

The address for this planned wine bar in West Newton is: 1284 Washington Street, West Newton, MA, 02465.

[December 31 update: A post within the jobs section of mentions that Flora's will offer a "simple cheese & charcuterie menu" to go with its wine options, while also serving craft beer and cocktails as well.]

[February 6, 2020 update: According to a Facebook post from the place, Flora's hopes to open its doors late this month. (Thanks to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for bringing this to our attention.)]

[February 25, 2020 update: A source tells us that Flora's opens on Friday, February 28, with a Facebook post from the restaurant confirming this.]

[Earlier Article]
Coney Island Ice Cream Cafe in West Newton Has Closed

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]