Restaurant Closings

An unparalleled view of Boston is on the Thanksgiving menu at Top of the Hub
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Boston’s Top of the Hub Restaurant Will Close in April

If you’re hoping to treat your sweetheart to dinner and sweeping views of Boston on Valentine’s Day, act fast to make a Top of the […]

Grassona's dining room
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Blossom Bar Sibling Ivory Pearl Will Replace Grassona’s Italian in Brookline

One of the Boston area’s most celebrated cocktail experts is about to serve up something new. Ran Duan, the acclaimed bartender and owner of Blossom […]

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Chilacates Cantina Will Replace the Joint Burger Bar in January

Passion is a key ingredient to the success of Chilacates, the Jamaica Plain-based Mexican restaurant group which now has five award-winning locations and counting. This […]

Backlash-Beer-Co-brewery-feat
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Backlash Beer Has Closed Its Roxbury Taproom

Boston is down one of its best brewery taprooms. After just more than a year in business, Backlash Beer quietly closed down its Roxbury taproom […]

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Weekly Digest: 7 End-of-the-Year Restaurant Closings and Openings You Might Have Missed

It’s a busy time to be a food lover in Boston. Here, an easily digestible roundup of the restaurant news stories you need to know […]

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Weekly Digest: Boston Gets a Late-Night Italian Street Food Shop, and More Must-Know Dining News

It’s a busy time to be a food lover in Boston. Here, an easily digestible roundup of the restaurant news stories you need to know […]

Chef Carolina Curtin's new menu at Yellow Door Taqueria goes beyond tacos.
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Yellow Door Taqueria Is Replacing Lion’s Tail in the South End

One door is closing in the South End’s Ink Block area, but another door will open—a yellow door. Yellow Door Taqueria, a destination-worthy, two-year-old taco […]

The Baseball Tavern will close its ivy-covered Fenway bar
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The Baseball Tavern Will Close, but Plans to Reopen in New Fenway Development

A beloved relic of the old Fenway neighborhood is not long for the shiny, new world: The awning-capped, roof-decked Baseball Tavern will soon close its […]

Coppersmith
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South Boston’s Coppersmith Will Close in 2020 [UPDATE]

UPDATE, January 2: Not so fast! Coppersmith isn’t closing this month, after all: It will remain in business into “late 2020,” general manager Sheila Senat […]

Guests play with one of Purr Cat Cafe's resident kittens during opening weekend
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The Brighton Cat Cafe That Launched an All-Out Facebook War Appears to Have Closed

10/10/19, 10:30 a.m.: This story has been updated to include a statement from Diane Kelly, owner of Purr. After nearly two years, Boston’s first cat […]

Mystic Brewery Table Beer - Tobin Bridge - Chelsea MA - Photo - Joe Makarski-9
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Here’s Why Boston’s Truly Original Mystic Brewery Is Calling It Quits

The Boston beer scene will soon be a little less effervescent, Chelsea will lose its only brewery, and the Orange Dino IPA will really be extinct. […]

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The Kenmore Popeyes That Fried the 2011 Red Sox Season Is Gone

Just a month and a half after the chain’s chicken sandwich broke the Internet, it seems that Boston is saying goodbye to its most storied […]

Doyle's Cafe at night
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Doyle’s Cafe “Can’t Afford” to Stay Open in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.: Doyle’s is now closed for good. The end of the era is a reminder that the City of Boston should […]

Common Ground in Allston
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Common Ground Allston Has Closed For Good After a Rough Year

The newest residents of the neighborhood won’t be able to toast the end of another Allston Christmas this weekend at a longtime go-to bar: Common […]

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Brewer’s Fork Team Is Taking Over Charlestown’s Navy Yard Bistro

An indispensable dining option in Charlestown is in the midst of its final week in business, but the impending closure of Navy Yard Bistro doesn’t […]