Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Central Kitchen in Cambridge's Central Square Is Closing; Brick & Mortar to Remain Open

A popular restaurant and bar in Cambridge is shutting down for good, though the cocktail lounge upstairs that is under the same ownership will remain in operation.

A message received from us today indicates that Central Kitchen on Mass. Ave. in Central Square is in the process of closing, with the space currently being used mostly for pop-ups and private events. We have been told that the space housing Central Kitchen is planning to be licensed as a recreational marijuana facility, while Brick & Mortar, a speakeasy-style bar above the restaurant, is not affected by this change and will remain open.

Central Kitchen first opened approximately 20 years ago, with the dining and drinking spot offering New American fare along with a variety of beer, wine, and cocktail options.

The address for Central Kitchen (and Brick & Mortar) is 567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

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]