Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sully C's in Saugus Sells Its Liquor License

It looks like the end has finally come for a restaurant and bar on Route 1 that was hit by a fire last year.

The Saugus Advertiser is reporting that the liquor license for Sully C's in Saugus has been sold and will be used for an upcoming brick-oven pizzeria called Sebastiana's, which will be located at an as-of-yet undisclosed location within the community. In the spring of 2015, the building in which Sully C's was housed was hit by a fire, and a disagreement subsequently developed over whom should cover the repairs for the dining and drinking spot. Town officials eventually gave owner Elaine Byrne an ultimatum--either find a new location for Sully C's or sell the liquor license, or face the possibility of the license being canceled.

It appears that the town of Saugus could still revoke the license for Sully C's because the purchase and sale agreement did not have the "proper application materials," according to the Advertiser. The abeyance that prevents the license from being taken away will be extended until the selectmen meeting on October 5, though a completed application needs to be given to the town before that date.

Sully C's opened its doors in June of 2012, taking over the space where Jalapenos and Tabu Ultra Lounge and Nightclub had once been.

The address for the now-closed Sully C's Sports Bar and Grill was 168 Broadway, Saugus, MA, 01906.

[Earlier Articles]
Sully C's Sports Bar and Grill in Saugus Hit by Fire
Sully C's in Saugus in Dispute with Landlord Over Repairs; License Now at Stake

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Opa Greek Yeeros in Somerville's Davis Square Has Reopened

A Greek restaurant in Somerville that mysteriously shut down a few weeks ago is open once again.

A check on the place over the weekend indicated that Opa Greek Yeeros in Davis Square planned to reopen on September 26, with a post on the Davis Square LiveJournal page confirming that it has indeed opened back up again. In early September, we had reported that the Highland Avenue spot had quietly closed its doors and that its chef (who was also a partner in the business) apparently left to open a bagel spot in Nashua, NH.

Opa first opened its doors in April in the space where Kickass Cupcakes had been.

The address for Opa Greek Yeeros is 378 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02144.

[Earlier Article]
Opa Greek Yeeros in Somerville's Davis Square Has Closed; Future of the Place Unknown

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

La Colombe Coffee Roasters May Be Coming to Boston's Back Bay

It looks like a Philadelphia-based group of coffee roasters/cafes could be opening a second location in Boston.

A Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website indicates that La Colombe Coffee Roasters has applied for a common victualler license to operate on W Newton Street in the Back Bay. If approved, the new shop would join another on Atlantic Avenue (across from the South Station bus terminal and parking garage), which opened in April of this year.

Last fall, we reported that La Colombe was looking at a major expansion that would include multiple shops in Massachusetts; currently, locations can be found in the Philadelphia area as well as New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

The address for the proposed location of La Colombe in the Back Bay is 250 W Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for all locations can be found at http://www.lacolombe.com/

[Earlier Article]
La Colombe Coffee Roasters to Expand to Boston

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Samosa Shack Food Trucks Coming to the Boston Area

The group behind several Indian restaurants in the Boston area will soon have food trucks up and running, and they will focus on street food.

According to a post on the India New England News website, One World Cuisine will be debuting an as-of-yet unknown number of trucks called Samosa Shack next month, which will be set up at several locations around the Greater Boston area. The site says that the food trucks will be equipped with full kitchens and that they will offer such street food items as samosa, dosas, and pakoras,

One World Cuisine is behind such restaurants as Bao Nation in Cambridge's Central Square, Bukhara Bistro in Jamaica Plain, Diva in Somerville's Davis Square, Dosa Factory in Central Square and Boston's Back Bay, and Mela in Boston's South End.

Thanks to @EatBoston for bringing this to our attention, along with @ekplate2014.

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Caffe Nero Planning to Open in Arlington Center

A chain of coffee shops based in Europe continues to expand through the local area, this time possibly coming to a suburb northwest of Boston.

The Your Arlington site is reporting (via Support Arlington Center) that Caffe Nero is planning to open in the old CVS space at Broadway Plaza, with a public hearing on the proposal expected on Monday, October 17. If approved, the new location of Caffe Nero would join other shops in Boston's Downtown Crossing, Fort Point, the South End, Longwood, Jamaica Plain, Andover, and Wellesley, along with upcoming stores in Brookline's Washington Square, Cambridge's Central Square, and a second location in Downtown Crossing.

The address for the proposed location of Caffe Nero in Arlington Center is 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA, 02474. The website for the chain can be found at http://www.caffenero.com/

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The Ellis Room to Open Below Magnolia Smokehouse in Brookline Village

A new bar is on its way to Brookline, and it will be located under a barbecue spot that opened earlier this month.

According to a source, a spot called The Ellis Room will be opening soon underneath Magnolia Smokehouse in Brookline Village, with the place featuring craft cocktails along with some shared plates. The space will include a brand new bar as well as booths and some couches, and our source says that it gets its name from John Ellis, who--according to a page on archive.org--owned a place in Brookline called the Punch Bowl Tavern in the 1700s.

Magnolia Smokehouse, which took over the Village Smokehouse space on Harvard Street, is owned by East Coast Tavern Group, the group behind Carrie Nation, Emmet's, and Scholars. (They will also be running The Ellis Room.)

The address for The Ellis Room (and Magnolia Smokehouse) is 6 Harvard Square, Brookline, MA, 02445.

[Earlier Article]
Village Smokehouse in Brookline Village Is Becoming Magnolia Smokehouse

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