Friday, December 18, 2020

Jeffrey Gates Has Four New Projects in the Works for Boston's South End

It looks like a well-known local restaurateur may have multiple projects on the way to a Boston neighborhood.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Jeffrey Gates is looking to open four places on Harrison Avenue in the SoWa section of the South End, including Roma 500 in the former Cinquecento space, Brasserie in the former Gaslight space, The Power Station in the historic SoWa Power Station space, and Pho on Thayer, which would presumably be where Harrison Avenue and Thayer Street meet. It looks like Roma 500 would be an Italian restaurant, though we are still waiting to hear more about Brasserie, and the Power Station would be an events venue according to an article from The Boston Sun, while BosGuy indicates that Pho on Thayer would be an Asian eatery.

As BosGuy says, Jeffrey Gates is a former partner of The Aquitaine Group, which currently runs Metropolis Cafe in the South End and Aquitaine in the South End and Chestnut Hill--and which had operated the now-closed Cinquecento and Gaslight (including a location of the latter in Lynnfield), and a location of Aquitaine in Dedham, which is also shuttered.

[January 28, 2021 update: A post within the jobs section of indicates that Brasserie will be a classic French brasserie with a "carefully curated beverage program."]

[April 15, 2021 update: A message sent to us indicates that Brasserie is looking to open sometime in early May (an earlier update from a job posting had given a specific date but that date might not be definite).]

[May 4, 2021 update: Eater Boston states that Brasserie opens on Thursday, May 6.]

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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