Friday, December 13, 2019

Mooncusser Fish House Is Staying Put; Acquires Liquor License from L'Espalier

Earlier this year, it was reported that a high-end seafood restaurant in Boston was in danger of losing its home and that it might have to move. Now we have learned that not only will it remain in its current space, but it has also acquired a liquor license from a legendary dining spot that shut down at the end of last year.

A message sent to us indicates that Mooncusser Fish House will be able to keep its space on Stuart Street, so it apparently won't be replaced by a proposed dispensary after all--and a corresponding press release also mentions that the restaurant has acquired a full liquor license from L'Espalier, allowing it to be able to service cocktails and spirits. (Up until now, the place has only been able to serve beer and wine.) In March, it was announced that Mooncusser might have to move to the former Flash's Cocktails space next door because Patriot Care had been looking to open a dispensary in the restaurant's space.

Mooncusser, which first opened in July of 2017, also has a more casual spot within the space called Moon Bar (which also comes under the full liquor license), as well as Cusser's Roast Beef & Seafood. The website for Mooncusser is at

[Earlier Article]
Mooncusser Fish House in Boston May Be Replaced by a Dispensary; Could Move to Flash's Space

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

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