Monday, April 19, 2021

Plans for Turenne to Open in Lincoln Have Fallen Through; Future of Space Unknown

A couple of months ago, it was reported that the husband-and-wife team behind two popular dining spots in Somerville were looking to open a brick-and-mortar version of a Somerville popup in Lincoln. Now we have learned that this apparently won't be happening after all.

According to a source, plans for Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann (Bronwyn, T&B Pizza) to open Turenne in Lincoln have fallen through, with a Lincoln Squirrel article quoting Geoff McGean (executive director of the Rural Land Foundation, which owns the space) as saying that "Lindsey Parker just informed us that her partnership with Turenne ended....We do not know any details, but from what she shared with us, Bronwyn and Tim from Turenne were brought in as potential operators of the restaurant but ultimately they could not reach an arrangement that worked for both parties." Parker was one of the owners of Real, a restaurant that resided in the space until it closed last November; she currently holds the lease for the space and is now apparently trying to find a new partner while also putting the space up for sale.

The Somerville location of Turenne is a takeout/delivery-only popup restaurant/bakery in Union Square that resides within the T&B Pizza space (T&B is currently hibernating); the plans for the brick-and-mortar version in Lincoln had included a wine shop, provisions, and live music while possibly offering such options as Montreal-style bagels, pastries, breads, charcuterie, pizza, smoothies, coffee, tea, and more depending on how similar the menu would have been to the popup.

The address for the restaurant space is 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773.

[Earlier Article]
Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann to Open Turenne in Former Real/Lincoln Kitchen/AKA Bistro Space in Lincoln

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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