Thursday, June 24, 2021

Prep Neighborhood Kitchen to Open in Former Boston Pizza and Curry Space in Arlington Heights

A new dining spot is coming to the northwest suburbs, taking over the space where a short-lived Indian/Nepalese restaurant and pizzeria had been, and before that, a Greek pizza spot.

According to an article from the Arlington Advocate and Wicked Local, Prep Neighborhood Kitchen is planning to open in Arlington Heights, moving into the former Boston Pizza and Curry space on Mass. Ave. The post mentions that the upcoming eatery will offer such items as sandwiches, pasta dishes, pizza, house-made desserts, and family meals such as a Featherbrook Farms Whole Chicken that comes with truffle smashed potatoes, whole wheat sourdough bread, and whipped butter. The dining spot will have some seating but it appears to be geared more toward takeout and catering, according to the article.

Boston Pizza and Curry replaced the Villa House of Pizza early last year; the Villa had once been located a few blocks west by the Arlington/Lexington line.

The address for the upcoming Prep Neighborhood Kitchen is 1367 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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b.good in Hingham Has Closed

Yet another location of a local group of restaurants known in part for their healthy options has closed down.

According to a source, b.good at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham is no longer in business, with a check on the website for the group of dining spots seeming to confirm this, as the Hingham page has been removed and it is also no longer listed in the locations section of the site as well. This is the third location of b.good to close of late, with locations in Boston's South End and Wellesley also shutting their doors as well.

The address for the now-closed location of b.good at the Derby Street Shops was 94 Derby Street Suite 237, Hingham, MA, 02043. The website for the other locations is at https://www.bgood.com/

[Earlier Articles]
The Original b.good on Dartmouth Street in Boston's South End Has Closed
b.good in Wellesley Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mecha Noodle Bar to Open in Brookline's Coolidge Corner

It looks like a Connecticut-based group of Asian restaurants will be expanding to the local area.

According to an article from Wicked Local, Mecha Noodle Bar is planning to open in Brookline, moving into the space on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner that had been home to a location of Peet's Coffee until it closed in early 2019. The upcoming eatery will features noodle dishes with Southeast Asian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean influences including pho and ramen, while banh mi and bao will also be offered--and beer, sake, spiked tea, and cocktails will be available as well. If all goes as planned, the new location of Mecha could be opening in Brookline by the end of the year.

Mecha Noodle Bar first started out in 2011 and currently has five locations in Connecticut.

The address for the upcoming Mecha Noodle Bar is 285 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. Its website can  be found at https://mechanoodlebar.com/

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Liberty & MAIN to Open at Legacy Place in Dedham

A new restaurant and bar is on its way to a development in the southwest suburbs, and the person behind it used to head up a high-end steakhouse chain.

According to a press release, Liberty & MAIN is opening at Legacy Place in Dedham, with the place being a New American bistro that will include an "interactive bar" along with an outdoor patio, and it will be run by Michael Feighery, who had been the CEO and President of Smith & Wollensky until leaving the group last year. In addition to offering American bistro food, Liberty & MAIN will also have a full bar and they are partnering with the Norwood-based Castle Island Brewery which will produce a signature beer for the place called Liberty Draft.

If all goes Liberty & MAIN will open sometime this summer.

The website for Liberty & MAIN can be found at https://www.libertyandmainbistro.com/

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Kipo's Pizzeria in Charlestown to Be Replaced by Apartments

A longtime pizza spot in Charlestown is making way for residential space.

According to an article from Universal Hub, the Zoning Board of Appeal has approved plans to replace Kipo's on Bunker Hill Street with apartments, with the plan being to add two floors to the one-story building and build both two- and three-bedroom units. Kipo's, which has been in business for nearly 25 years, is mainly a local spot that offers such items as pizza, sandwiches, grill items, pasta dishes, and ice cream.

The address for Kipo's Pizzeria is 106 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129.

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Yard House Plans to Open in Champions Space within the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston

It looks like a chain of casual upscale restaurants known for their beer options may be opening a second location within the Boston city limits, and it would be taking over a sports bar within a hotel.

According to a licensing board hearing page, Yard House is seeking a license to operate in what is described as the "former location" of Champions at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, with the license coming from the Beacon St. Locale, a Back Bay restaurant and bar that closed down in 2018. If approved, the new location of Yard House would join others locally in the Fenway, Burlington, Dedham, and Lynnfield.

Champions had been temporarily closed during the pandemic, with its last Facebook post going up on March 10, 2020, just as the coronavirus outbreak was taking hold.

The address for the proposed location of Yard House at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel is 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.yardhouse.com/home while the web page for the hotel is at https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosco-boston-marriott-copley-place/

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