Friday, June 19, 2020

Update: FAB Gastropub Is Replacing Bergamot in Somerville

[Ed note: This article was updated on September 8 to reflect the fact that the new place has opened, and that it has a different name than originally thought.]

Another one of the region's best-known restaurants is shutting down, though the people behind it are opening a new spot within its space.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Bergamot in Somerville is closing permanently, with owner Servio Garcia indicating that the Beacon Street restaurant was not a place that could focus on takeout/delivery. In the article, Garcia says that "Once COVID came in, it was pretty much the nail that sealed the coffin....Bergamot is no longer going to exist, as we know it. All the support we have had in the last 10 years means a lot to us. The numerous accolades and memories will be put in a box to be brought out at some drunken walk down memory lane. We are going through a time in which most of us never envisioned."

It appears that the Bergamot space will not be empty for long, as the team behind it will open what is tentatively called B2, a gastropub that will focus on pub food along with beer that comes from the Somerville brewery Fermentation Arts Brasserie (FAB). The Globe says that takeout/delivery from the place could start in the coming weeks, while the space will also be used as an art gallery as well.

Bergamot, which first opened ten years ago, has received countless accolades over the years for its New American fare and wine program, including OpenTable including it among the top 50 restaurants in the country back in 2010.

The address for Bergamot (and the new gastropub) is 118 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA, 02143.

[September 8 update: A Facebook post indicates that FAB (which is the new name, not B2) soft-opened over the weekend and that it will be open Thursday through Saturday moving forward.]

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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