Friday, August 25, 2023

Boloco Closes Its Berklee Location in Boston; Financial District and Boston Common Locations Are Closing Before End of Year

A local chain of restaurants known in part for its burritos and bowls is closing one of its Boston locations today, and two other Boston outlets will soon be shutting down as well, leaving one remaining within the city--and even that one's future is up in the air.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Boloco is closing its restaurant on Boylston Street by the Berklee College of Music at 5:00 PM, with a note within the Facebook page of the chain saying that its locations on Congress Street in the Financial District and Boylston Street by Boston Common will be shutting down before the end of 2023. The note does mention that the outlet at Boston Children's Hospital will remain open for now, as will its Hanover, NH, restaurant, though a post from co-founder John Pepper hints that the future of those two locations may be in question as they both have "leases currently in negotiation and facing some uncertainty."

Boloco's roots date back approximately 25 years, with the Boloco brand replacing "The Wrap" in 2005; there had once been a number of locations throughout the Greater Boston area and elsewhere in New England.

The website for Boloco can be found at

[November 24 update: According to a source (Ron Newman), the Boylston Street location of Boloco by Boston Common is now closed, with the website for the business showing that that outlet is no longer shown on the site.]

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[More restaurant openings/closings from the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]