Restaurant Closings

The Baseball Tavern will close its ivy-covered Fenway bar

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 […]


South Boston’s Coppersmith Will Close in January

It’s official: Coppersmith is closing as a new biotech development heads for South Boston. The restaurant and rooftop bar at 40 West 3rd will shutter in […]

Guests play with one of Purr Cat Cafe's resident kittens during opening weekend

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

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. […]


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

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

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 […]


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 […]

a ricotta cannoli from Maria's Pastry Shop

Maria’s Pastry Shop Will Close For Good in September

UPDATE, September 16: Maria’s Pastry Shop is wrapping up lingering orders and has shuttered its North End shop. PREVIOUSLY: The argument over the North End’s […]

Tapestry Expo Kitchen. / Photos provided

Tapestry Restaurant Will Close After Three Years in the Fenway

The Fenway will lose one of its unique, chef-owned restaurants to the dynamics of a rapidly changing neighborhood. Tapestry will close for good this week, as […]

Babbo pizza in Boston will close

One-Time Batali Restaurant Babbo Pizzeria Will Close This Summer

The Boston Seaport will soon lose one of its large, waterfront restaurants opened by a New York City group. Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, the wood-fired […]

New Dong Khanh

Chinatown Vietnamese Mainstay New Dong Khanh Will Close in Early August

In the midst of rapidly changing times in Chinatown, one of the neighborhood’s best dining options and one of Boston’s oldest Vietnamese restaurants is shutting […]


Kirkland Tap & Trotter Will Close After Service on Saturday

In his 17 years of owning restaurants, chef Tony Maws did something today that he’s never had to do before: He had to tell his […]


JP’s Soup Shack Will Open a Second Location In Brookline

UPDATE, Monday, November 11: Just in time for the cold weather to set in, Brookline has a cozy new spot for ramen and more. Soup […]

The taproom at Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Pepita Coffee Will Bring Breakfast Tacos to Lamplighter Brewing Co.

A changing of the baristas is underway at Cambridge’s café-by-day, brewery-by-night. Longfellows Coffee—located at Lamplighter Brewing Co. on Broadway—announced this morning that it will close […]