Thursday, April 19, 2018

Greg Hill's Whole House Group Is Selling Flank, 29 Sudbury

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a local radio personality is going to be selling two of his restaurants.

According to a couple of sources, Flank in Waltham and 29 Sudbury in Sudbury are being sold, with Greg Hill's Whole House Group selling both spots to AB Hospitality Group pending approval of license transfers. One source tells us that Flank will close immediately and will reopen with an updated concept after minor renovations are made, while 29 Sudbury will remain open with AB Hospitality Group taking over operations next month. Both the Battle Road Brewery and Brew House in Maynard will remain part of Hill's Whole House Group, according to one of the sources. A Facebook post from Flank confirms all of this information and says "It has been a pleasure serving each and every one of you over the last two years. Thank you all for your patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon."

In addition to his restaurants and brewery, Greg Hill also heads up the morning show on WAAF.

Richard Bracket, who is one of the people involved with AB Hospitality Group, comes from The Bancroft, a pair of steakhouses in Burlington and Peabody.

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Hayward's in Lynn Is Closing; Dock 125 to Replace It

by Marc Hurwitz

A waterside restaurant that has been in business for a long time is shutting down, and a new eatery is moving into its space.

According to an article in itemlive.com, Hayward's in Lynn is closing on April 27, confirming rumors that we had heard earlier about the Lynnfield Street spot. The post says that owner Taso Mavros is selling the business in part because of health-related issues, saying that "I just can't work 15-hour days anymore....We built a good relationship with the customers and life throws you curveballs and you have to take care of yourself and your family before anything else." Mavros is selling the space to Enrico and Jaime Mancini, who will open a new restaurant called Dock 125 which will offer salads, burgers, steaks, and pasta, while also featuring some of Hayward's seafood dishes. (The article mentions that Jaime had worked at Hayward's for a number of years when she was younger.) No specific opening date has been given for Dock 125 as of yet, but the post says that four to six weeks of renovations will take place before it can open.

Hayward's first opened more than 40 years ago, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner at its Sluice Pond location while focusing on seafood items.

The address for Hayward's (and the upcoming Dock 125) is 125 Lynnfield Street, Lynn, MA, 01904.

Thanks to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for bringing this to our attention.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rapscallion Kitchen and Bar to Open in the Former Michael's Space in Concord

by Marc Hurwitz

A brewery in Central Massachusetts is opening a new dining and drinking spot in the western suburbs of Boston, taking over the space where an Italian restaurant had been for a very long time.

According to a Facebook post, Rapscallion Brewery is opening Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar in Concord on April 24, with the address indicating that it is moving into the old Michael's space where Route 117 meets Sudbury Road. The web page for the spot indicates that it will have a communal dining section along with a bar, and the menu will feature comfort fare with the focus being on seafood. Drinks at Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar will include Belgian beers that are brewed exclusively for the place, while wine and cocktails will be available as well.

Rapscallion Brewery, which is located in Fiskdale, also has a restaurant and bar in Acton called Rapscallion Table & Tap.

Michael's restaurant had been in business since at least the 1980s, with the place shutting down last year.

The address for Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar is 208 Fitchburg Turnpike (Route 117), Concord, MA, 01742. The web page for the place can be found at http://drinkrapscallion.com/concord/

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Tre Monte Restaurant and Bar to Replace Limoncello 2 in Boston's North End

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a suburban dining spot may be expanding to the North End of Boston, moving into the space where a second location of another restaurant has been.

According to a source (Geoff Wong), a sign is up at the site of Limoncello 2 on Salem Street saying that Tre Monte Restaurant and Bar is opening soon within the space, with the logo on the sign indicating that this appears to be the same Tre Monte that is located on Main Street in Woburn. A Facebook post from Limoncello 2 seems to confirm this, saying that "Maurizio has decided to sell Limoncello 2..we appreciate all who patronized the restaurant and hope you will still be visiting us at the original Limoncello at 190 North Street." Limoncello 2 first opened last July, moving into the space where Urban Cantina had been.

The original Tre Monte in Woburn is an upscale restaurant that focuses mainly on Northern Italian fare; the place is affiliated with a couple of pizza spots in Lowell and Tyngsboro called Tre Monte Pizzeria.

The address for the upcoming location of Tre Monte Restaurant and Bar in the North End is 76 Salem Street, Boston, MA, 02113. The website for Tre Monte in Woburn can be found at http://www.tremonterestaurant.com/

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sully's in Quincy Is Closing

by Marc Hurwitz

One of the oldest dive bars in the Boston area is shutting down, and it looks like it could be making way for new development.

According to a source, Sully's in Quincy is closing on June 16, with the Chestnut Street watering hole apparently being at least one business that may be replaced by East of Chestnut, a proposed residential and retail complex that would join the existing West of Chestnut across the street. According to an historical walk events page from several years back, Sully's first opened in 1935 and is considered the oldest continuously operating bar in the city, with three generations of Sullivans being behind the place.

Sully's is known in part for its iconic neon sign, with a picture of it being shown at the Boston's Hidden Restaurants link below:

https://www.hiddenboston.com/dive-sullys-quincy.html

The address for this soon-to-close bar in Quincy is: Sully's, 28 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA, 02169.

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Inna's Kitchen Is Returning to Newton Centre

by Marc Hurwitz

A suburban Jewish eatery that shut down last year is returning to a new space a few blocks away.

According to a newsletter update from the place, Inna's Kitchen is going to be opening back up in Newton Centre, moving into a space on Commonwealth Avenue near its former home on Pelham Street. The post indicates that the new place will be a takeout spot with no seating, sandwiches, or cold cuts, instead offering prepared foods including frozen items such as soups, pot pies, stuffed cabbage and latkes, while also selling family-style dinner items. the new location of Inna's will have a catering menu and cooking programs, and it also looks to have kosher supervision and a gluten-free kitchen. If all goes as planned, the new eatery could be opening in July.

The original location of Inna's Kitchen shut down in April of 2017 after being in business for approximately six years; it currently has a stall at the Boston Public Market near Haymarket Square.

The address for the new location of Inna's Kitchen is 547 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre, MA, 02459. Its website can be found at http://innaskitchen.com/

Thanks to a source (Geoff Wong) for bringing this to our attention.

[Earlier Article]
Inna's Kitchen Closing Its Newton Centre Restaurant; Will Remain at Boston Public Market

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