We hope this is not a sign of things to come in the Southie restaurant scene but another restaurant in South Boston has closed. After five years in business, Stephi’s in Southie has closed its doors on Sunday, June 3rd.
According to Boston Eater, Sidell Hospitality, the restaurant group that included Stephi’s in Southie, announced via press release that the Dorchester Street restaurant had closed. “While it’s always an emotional moment leaving a neighborhood you’ve been part of, the changes that are coming to the group are both positive and needed,” said owner Stephanie Sokolove stated via press release.
This news is even more alarming after learning that The Maiden located right across the street closed abruptly last month. Salvatore’s located in the Seaport District, also closed last month. The Globe also reported that Casa De Pedro filed Chapter 11 and is struggling to stay afloat.
So what does this mean? Are leases too high? Not enough customers? Over-saturation of restaurants? Maybe a combo of all, perhaps.