Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cheng Du in Stoughton Is Closing; New Owners to Open Ming Du in Space

A suburban restaurant that has been featured on our sister site as an under-the-radar place to go to for Chinese and Asian fusion fare is closing, and a new dining spot is moving into the space.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Cheng Du in Stoughton is shutting down for good today, with the note thanking customers and referring people to their other two restaurants in Mansfield and Westborough. The post says that Ming Du, a new restaurant under different ownership, will open in the Washington Street space tomorrow.

Cheng Du, which has been in Stoughton for more than 20 years, has been reviewed on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site, with a link to the review being below:

http://www.hiddenboston.com/ChengDu.html

The address for Cheng Du (and the upcoming Ming Du) is 657 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA, 02072.

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area]





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Muscarella's Market Is Opening in Former Five Seventy Market Space in Boston's South End

Last year, we reported that a neighborhood grocery store in Boston's South End of Boston had closed down and that the family of the owner--who had passed away--was looking to lease the space to someone who would open another market. Now we have learned that the space is indeed going to be home to a new grocery store.

According to its website, Muscarella's Market is opening in the former Five Seventy Market space on Tremont Street, with an earlier Boston Sun article indicating that the store had planned to soft-open over the summer and possibly have a grand opening this month. A licensing board hearing page actually shows that a petition to transfer the license of the business from Five Seventy Market to Muscarella's Market is expected to take place on September 27, so it appears that the soft opening has not happened as of yet. The Sun article indicates that owner Scott Jackiewicz is looking to keep a similar concept to that of the old market, including offering salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and prepared meals, but with his own "twist" on things.

Five Seventy Market shut down in February of 2016, with owner Allen Seletsky passing away the following month; the shop had been in business for a bit under 10 years.

The address for the upcoming Muscarella's Market is 570 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. Its website can be found at http://muscarellasmarket.com/

[Earlier Article]
Five Seventy Market in Boston's South End Closed; Status Uncertain

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[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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Sweetgreen to Open Locations in Post Office Square, Seaport District, Coolidge Corner, Wellesley

A rapidly-growing chain of farm-to-table dining spots is expanding even further into the Boston area, with four more locations being announced.

According to a job post within the bostonchefs.com site, Sweetgreen is planning to open new shops in Post Office Square and the Seaport District in Boston along with Brookline's Coolidge Corner and Wellesley, while also announcing previously-mentioned locations on the way to State Street in Boston's Financial District and Legacy Place in Dedham. No opening dates for these outlets have been given as of yet, with the post simply saying that they will debut over the coming months.

Sweetgreen, which is based in Washington, DC, is known in part for its salads and grain bowls; the Boston area currently has a number of Sweetgreen shops currently open, including in Boston's Downtown Crossing, the Financial District, the Ink Block in the South End, Fort Point, the Back Bay (2), the Fenway, Cambridge's Harvard Square, Chestnut Hill Square on the Newton/Brookline border, and MarketStreet Lynnfield. The website for the chain can be found at http://www.sweetgreen.com/

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[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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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I CE NY Plans to Open Shop in Boston's Back Bay

A shop featuring an Asian ice cream treat that is found in more and more Boston-area spots could be on its way to one of the busiest streets in the city.

According to an article from Universal Hub, I CE NY is planning to open a new outlet on Newbury Street, with the proposed shop offering Thai rolled ice cream with various flavors, mix-ins, and toppings, based on the menu of its store in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. UH says that the shop needs approval of a food-serving license from the Boston Licensing Board, so it is not known when the place might open--and it is also not yet known what its exact name will be.

Currently, Thai rolled ice cream can be found at such spots as Hi B3ar and NextDoor Cafe in Allston, Juicy Spot Cafe in Chinatown, and Frollz at the Square One Mall in Saugus.

The address for this proposed ice cream shop in the Back Bay is 217 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for I CE NY in Greenwich Village can be found at http://icenyicecream.com/

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[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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Buenas to Open at Bow Market in Somerville's Union Square

A local business that features South American food products is on its way to an upcoming development in Somerville.

According to Vanessa Yip, the E-Som Market manager who has featured the company at the market and other La Brasa events, Buenas is coming to Bow Market in Union Square, with the food stall offering empanadas (both heated and frozen to cook at home), sandwiches de miga, chivitos, spicy Chilean table sauces, and more. Currently, the food items at Buenas can be purchased online and they can also be found at such places as Taza at Boston Public Market and Formaggio in the South End and Cambridge.

Bow Market, which will reside between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street, is expected to have more than 30 stalls along with a brewery and a comedy club.

The website for Buenas is at https://www.buenas.co/

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Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, Ground-Level Restaurant Coming to South Boston

It looks like a red-hot part of Southie is going to be home to a new complex that includes a rooftop restaurant and bar along with a ground-level dining, drinking, and entertainment spot.

Eater Boston is reporting (via bldup.com) that 6 West Broadway Hotel is on its way to the lower end of South Boston, with the development including what bldup says is a "seasonal roof deck restaurant & lounge" along with a "live entertainment restaurant" at ground level. The hotel itself will be 14 stories high with 159 rooms, and it plans to open around the end of 2018.

The hotel and dining/drinking spots will be located across the street from the Broadway T stop by the W Broadway/Dorchester Avenue intersection.

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[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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