Restaurant Closings

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

A 137-year-old bar cemented in Boston history will close later this year, as the owner “can’t afford to stay here any more.” The Boston Globe […]

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 […]

a ricotta cannoli from Maria's Pastry Shop
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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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 […]

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

First, the bad news: Dorado Tacos will close this week, after a decade of serving the Brookline community awesome fish tacos, cemitas (sandwiches), and more coastal […]

The taproom at Lamplighter Brewing Co.
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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 […]

John Harvard's will close its Cambridge location for good on May 30
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John Harvard’s Is Closing Its Cambridge Location at the End of May

Pour one out for another Harvard Square institution: John Harvard’s Ale House will serve its last pint on May 30, after more than 25 years on […]

Retno Pratiwi and Peter Gelling take a break from a Kaki Lima pop-up at Mamaleh's
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Beloved Pop-Up Kaki Lima Is Leaving Boston for New York

UPDATE, May 9, 2:30 p.m.: The dates are on the books for the final Kaki Lima pop-ups around Boston: Mamaleh’s Delicatessen is hosting on Friday […]