Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Atlantico Is Opening in the Former Southern Proper Space in Boston's South End

What looks to be a new seafood restaurant is replacing a Southern-style dining spot in the South End of Boston, and it apparently has a big local name behind it.

Based on a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Atlantico is looking to open in the former Southern Proper space on Harrison Avenue, with a source indicating to us that the upcoming spot is planning to focus at least in part on seafood. The hearing notice also confirms something else that our source told us, that Michael Serpa (Select Oyster Bar, Grand Tour) is involved with the new restaurant. (Serpa also used to work at one of Boston's best-known dining spots--Neptune Oyster Bar in the North End.) More should be known about the new eatery by later next week, so stay tuned for updates.

Southern Proper closed on New Year's Eve after being in business for a bit less than two years.

The address for Atlantico is 600 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118.

[February 19 update: Boston Magazine reports that Atlantico will indeed be focusing on seafood, with food and wine offerings having Spanish and Portuguese influences. The restaurant, which plans to open sometime this spring, will also feature an all-day cafe along with a cocktail bar.]

[October 15 update: According to an Instagram post, Atlantico plans to open its doors today.]

[Earlier Article]
Southern Proper in Boston's South End Is Closing

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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