The South End Landmarks Commission held its monthly meeting, this evening.
A new restaurant is planned near the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Washington Street, a couple doors down from the location of the Store 24. It will be a Senegalese restaurant, named Teranga. Think French-influenced seafood, with tropical fruits and vegetables and lots and lots of peanuts. Pork, not so much, since many natives are Muslim.
The owner hopes to open by the end of April.
Across the street and down the block, plans are under way to open a fine chocolates brasserie called “Aroa”. This will be on Washington Street between Worcester St and West Concord St.
The owner plans to open by the end of March.
Apparently ambivalent because the restaurant would no longer by (literally) in their backyard, no neighbors showed up to discuss Upper Crust’s plans to open a shop at the corner of Tremont and West Newton streets. The owners presented plans for the exterior of the store, including a green awning looking a lot like the current “Kosmos” sign. The owner may skip it, though, since the support was lukewarm.
The single neighbor in attendance gave his wholehearted support for the proposal, but begged the owners to remove the metal security grate currently in place. The owners are hoping to have it removed within several months, unless they get really really scared of the neighborhood.