As most South Boston residents know, this town is a-changin’. Triple-deckers converted into condos. Old facades refreshed with newer and sleeker ones. Old school Southie bars transformed into trendy hot spots. The neighborhood of South Boston now has neighborhoods within the neighborhoods.
We’ve got Fort Point, The Seaport District/Innovation District, The Waterfront, Cityside, and City Point. Whether you love the change or resist it, one fact is clear, it’s not your father’s South Boston. We’ve recently had the good fortune to get some Southie scoop in regards to new businesses opening their doors in the near future.
The Paramount (South Boston)
The word is out that the good people who brought you the Paramount Cafe on Charles Street in Beacon Hill will be opening a sister spot in the old space that once housed the legendary Fish Pier. They have an early November date in the works for an opening. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a casual American diner style, we have a feeling the new Paramount is gonna be packed. And lucky us, the Paramount obtained a full liquor license and plans on serving beer, wine, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and seasonal cocktails make with fresh fruits. Highlights of the menu to look forward to: banana and blueberry pancakes, huevos rancheros, caramel banana french toast, chicken marsala and steak tips. The Paramount is extremely excited to be opening its door in South Boston. And we can’t wait!
Here is some more information from “someone in the know” regarding some potential new businesses:
Speaking of the Paramount, we hear the owners are thinking about opening a new uber restaurant on West Broadway. The rumor is the old Payless space will be transformed into a sleek and new state of the art restaurant, bar, lounge and function room. We must admit it will be very refreshing to see that block of West Broadway be spruced up a little.
Another restaurant is slated to open in the the Cox Electric spot at the corner of L and East Broadway. As to what type of restaurant it might be, is still a mystery. We heard a potential Tasty Burger but it has not been confirmed. We’d love to see a place with the sentiments of the old IA Restaurant. Pizza, beer, wine, family friendly with maybe an indoor Bocci Court. That sounds like fun right? The Boat House is also part of this property. No word whether that’s staying or going or being renovated. Stay tuned.
A new specialty wine shop is hoping to open its door by January 2012 at 52 West Broadway. Social Wines will be selling unique wines and spirits and will offer weekly wine tastings. Sounds delightful!
After a very slow start, Foodies – a specialty grocery shop – has begun construction and plans on opening it’s doors to the good people of South Boston by the spring.
Construction has begun on the old Terrie’s Place at the corner of K & East Broadway. It’s being transformed into a sushi house. The people who own Samurai on Boylston Street in Boston hope to have their doors open for business by the end of 2011. The new restaurant promises to be modern restaurant specializing in Korean and Japanese cuisine. We also hear they will be featuring sake and scorpion bowls too.
Last rumor – we heard that the large real estate development that will be taking over the old Quiet Man and the lot next door to it directly next to Broadway Station is said to have signed a lease for a Starbucks and Subway chain to go in the ground level.
That’s what we heard! We thought we’d let you know. If you have any scoop you’d like to share with us, drop us a line at maureendahill@gmail. Thanks!