The Federal in Beacon Hill Closes, to Re-Concept Under Same Ownership

The Federal

The Federal will become a new concept under Boston Nightlife Ventures. (Photo courtesy of BNV)

Last night, news broke on Chowhound that The Federal, a Beacon Hill pizza/deli concept from Boston Nightlife Ventures (Forum in Back Bay, Noche in the South End, The Tap in Faneuil Hall) has closed, after owners posted “The Federal is closed. Thank you for your patronage,” on the door. We wondered if BNV had decided to sell the space to focus on newer, scene-ier spots like Noche and Forum, but we just learned this afternoon that the team is merely closing The Federal for a re-concepting. Below is the official statement that BNV gave Chowder:

“Due to changes in the marketplace, the location formerly occupied by The Federal is temporarily closed for renovations. Boston Nightlife Ventures is looking forward to the new concept that lies ahead for the space.”

Re-concepting spaces has been a trend recently—first Saint transitioned to Storyville under the same ownership, and late this year the same will happen to currently-shuttered Redline under the Grafton Restaurant Group. BNV is mum on what will come next, but we wonder if the new concept will fall into step with its flashier South End and Back Bay siblings. We will keep you posted as we learn more. [Chowder, Chowhound via Boston Restaurant Talk]

 

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    BNV is also under investigation by the Dept. of Labor and owes it employees at the Federal over $11,000 in unpaid overtime.