Monday, March 23, 2020
New England News
Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar and Chicken Guy! will open this summer in the former Masonic Lodge in downtown Boston…Natick and several other communities in New England have been targeted for franchises by Kelly’s Roast Beef, which has 4 area locations: Revere Beach, Saugus, Danvers and Medford. The chain plans to open as many as 6 new franchise restaurants, including locations in Worcester, Natick, Quincy and Providence. Kelly’s is also eyeing “express” locations in mall food courts and local universities. The ultimate goal is to have as many as 50 total locations open and operating in the next 5 years…Alpine Income Property Trust Inc. has acquired the 39,474 s/f 12-screen AMC Theater in Tyngsboro for $7.055 million. The seller was Stavins & Axelrod Properties Inc...The team behind Cambridge restaurant Puritan & Co. will open 3 new concepts at The Shed, a two-story building to be built at the mixed-use Cambridge Crossing Development near Lechmere Station. Café Beatrice, an all-day café; Gepetto, a 60-seat full-service Italian restaurant; and The Lexington, a rooftop bar and lounge are expected to open this June. Lamplighter Brewing Co. is also expected to open a taproom at The Shed in early summer…Whole Foods Market will open a 42,000 s/f store in Portsmouth, NH, its 3rd in the state, this fall at Durgin Square Shopping Center, a 135,000 s/f retail property that houses HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx.