October 2018; Boston and surrounding areas. Openings and closings...


#1

You know the drill.


#2

And, although I’m temporarily silent[*] I applaud you.

[*]Help, I’m trapped in a cave, surrounded by bandits[**}.

[**]Whew! it was OK. The bandits were from Cambridge. I shook hands with them and ambled out. Then went back to all-consuming work.


#3

Harvest Co-op is closing both locations (Cambridge and JP) over the next several weeks. The scant grocery shopping options for Cambridge residents will get a bit slimmer. Hopefully this puts a more intense light on the former Star/Shaws location at University Park. The last I heard, it sounds like the Cambridge City council is quietly trying to let the landlord out of their commitment to have a grocery store in that space. I find that reprehensible as this was a condition for development of that space in the first place.


#4

I think it’s absolutely going to be offices there. There was a summer article in Cambridge Day about how they tried to attract a supermarket there but had no takers. Given margins in the grocery biz and that location, it wouldn’t totally surprise me if that were true.


(Peter Sward) #5

Sanyo (no website) opened recently where Yangtze River in Lexington reside for forever. I stopped in after my excellent Indian lunch today, and the place is beautiful. They have a Chinese lunch buffet that is $17! $17! I know it’s Lexington but $17 for lunch? Everything looked fresh, and they also have Sushi. It was only Maki when I was there. They have a Szechuan section on the menu that looks really good. Both Chinese and Japanese lunch specials are available. Neither looked exciting. I wonder why they stick with the old spelling of Sichuan? The world has moved on. Same owners as Bamboo and Mandarin, both of which have several locations in the area.


#6

Not an October closing, but I was sad to read Erbaluce is closing at the end of the year:


(Denise) #7

Oh my. Erbaluce has been on our list and now we’ll have to get serious about going if we ever hope to try it.

I’m always sad to see a creative, independently operated restaurant end its run.


#8

So glad you posted, must get back at least once before then. Lots of good memories…