Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Floramo's Restaurant Is Opening in Malden

Last week, it was reported that an iconic place for steak tips and ribs was expanding to a new location, and now we have learned that another new one is on its way as well.

According to a Twitter thread from Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Floramo's Restaurant plans to open in that city, taking over the former House of Smoke/Dockside Restaurant space on Route 60. As mentioned earlier, this would be its second takeover of a Dockside space, as the Wakefield location of Dockside is also becoming Floramo's (and whose kitchen already has owner John Floramo behind it). It isn't exactly known what is becoming of Floramo's in Chelsea [ed note--now closed], as a new development is being planned for that space, though the dining spot has been asked to return once construction is complete.

The address for the upcoming location of  Floramo's Restaurant in Malden is 229 Centre Street (Route 60), Malden, MA, 02148. The website for Floramo's is at

[August 4 update: A statement sent to us from Floramo's says the following: "John and Kerri Floramo are so excited to be opening up shop in our hometown of Malden. John is a lifelong resident of the city and he and his wife have raised their family here. They're proud to bring the business to Malden and to serve the residents of this  awesome community.…The land and building in Chelsea was sold voluntarily with a potential to return once construction is complete."]

[September 22 update: A tweet from the restaurant indicates that Floramo's opens in Malden today.]

[Earlier Article]
Dockside Restaurant in Wakefield Is Becoming Floramo's

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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