Well, this is disappointing news.
Southie native and celebrity chef Barbara Lynch will be closing three restaurants and selling off two more. According to the Boston Globe, Menton, Sportello, and Drink, all located in Fort Point — will close immediately. South End restaurants The Butcher Shop and Stir will be sold while No. 9 Park in Beacon Hill, B&G Oysters in the South End, and The Rudder in Gloucester will remain open.
A statement released by the Lynch Collective attributes the closures to high rents, uncooperative landlords, and operational management.
“Boston is no longer the same place where I opened seven restaurants over the last 25 years. Properties have been flipped and flipped, and the landlords just want the rents that only national chains can sustain,” said Lynch in the statement.
If you have gift cards to any of the closing spots, they can be used at No. 9 Park, B+G Oysters, and The Rudder.