Rougamo from Xi’an Street Foods | Xi’an Street Foods/Official Site
A weekly updated roundup of restaurant closings in and around Boston
Welcome to the first edition of the Eater Boston restaurant closings roundup; this page will be updated weekly going forward, with the most recent updates at the top, highlighting all the restaurants that have bid farewell to the Boston area in the past week and the ones that have announced an upcoming closure but haven’t yet closed. Something missing? Email [email protected].
September 12, 2019
Chinese chain Xi’an Street Foods (182 Brighton Ave., Allston) — which opened its only local location in January 2018 and served rougamo, hand-pulled noodles, and more — closed its Allston shop quietly at some point in recent weeks; it’ll be replaced by a different hand-pulled noodles shop called IFresh Noodle.
In Jamaica Plain, 137-year-old icon Doyle’s Cafe (3484 Washington St.) has announced that it will close soon — maybe in a month or two — as it’s too expensive to continue operating in the neighborhood. Its liquor license is slated to go to a new Seaport District location of Davio’s. The old bar has been a stomping ground for local politicians, a set for several films, and a home away from home for decades of locals.
The Amesbury location of Trina’s Starlite Lounge (37 Main St.) changed hands and names on September 6; silent partners Eric Anderson and J. Grimaldi took over from executive chef Suzi Maitland, Bea Sturm, and Josh Childs, and they brought in Sean Toomey from Crave, to run what is now called Sky Hi Kitchen + Bar. Menu changes are coming soon.
Quincy sports bar S6, which served particularly good bar pizza, closed on September 10, making way for the building to be demolished and replaced by a new road. The venue was named for fallen Quincy police officer Jamie Cochrane; his brother Ed owned the bar.
Earlier this year, 23 northeast locations of Friendly’s closed. This week, another one shuttered — the location on Route 1 in Saugus. Nearby locations in Stoneham and Peabody remain open.
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