Friday, May 26, 2023

Artifact Cider Project Is Closing The Station in Central Square in Cambridge

A craft cider company that is based in Western Massachusetts is shutting down its Cambridge taproom.

According to a source, Artifact Cider Project is closing The Station in Central Square on May 31, with a article quoting co-founder Soham Bhatt as saying that "Even though things were on the up and up… it just became untenable, from a financial point of view, after two years of the pandemic." An Instagram post from the business gives further details on the decision:

It has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to be able to share our ciders with the world on this iconic stretch of Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Unfortunately, the timing was just not in our favor, with construction wrapping up in the Spring of 2020 and a slotted opening at the start of the global pandemic....Our world changed, and while things have built back into a new normal, our project on Mass Ave is heartbreaking collateral damage....We will be shifting our focus back to our distribution and cidermaking so we can continue to deliver our thoughtful, terroir-inspired ciders to folks at their local shops or favorite watering holes.

Artifact Cider Project started out in 2014 in a garage in Springfield, moving to Everett three years later before moving to its current home in Florence where it has a production cellar, retail area, and taproom.

The address for The Station in Central Square is 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at

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