Friday, September 22, 2023

A Food Hall Is Coming to the Winthrop Center in Downtown Boston

Another food hall is on the way to Boston, and this one will be in the heart of the city.

Based on information from a licensing board hearing page within the city's website and a post within the jobs section of, The Connector (which is a public space within the Winthrop Center in downtown Boston) is getting a food hall, and it will include a sandwich/coffee shop called Day Shift along with at least several other spots such as Ariana, Big Grin, Iris Mezze, and Gatto Pazzo. It appears that Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur John Fraser and his JF Restaurants hospitality group will be behind the dining options at the food hall, and Fraser is also behind Winnie's, an upscale residents-only restaurant and bar within the Winthrop Center (the food hall will be open to all).

The Winthrop Center is located between Devonshire Street and Federal Street in the city's Financial District. (Its website is at while the website for JF Restaurants is

[January 8, 2024 update: The Boston Globe mentions that the new food hall within the Winthrop Center will be called The Lineup at The Connector, and it plans to open on January 17. (Its website can be found at]

[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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