3.6 min readBy Published On: August 30th, 2022Categories: New To The Neighborhood2 Comments

Some new businesses are expected to open in the neighborhood very soon! Here are some we’re excited about!

Blank Street Coffee

Founded in the summer of 2020, Blank Street was born from the idea that great coffee should not come at a premium. The goal is to provide a tech-enabled, premium coffee at an affordable price. And guess what? It’s coming to the neighborhood this fall to 489 East Broadway! Blank Street features small and efficient spots in urban locations, electronic espresso machines – so you get your coffee quicker and allows the baristas to bond with their customers, plus customers can pay and order ahead with the Blank Street mobile app! Each shop is usually around 400 to 500 square feet and does not have any tables or chairs. The whole idea is grab and go.

Mei Mei

If you like dumplings, you’ll love this news! Founded by Chef Irene Li and her two older siblings, Mei Mei will be opening a dumpling factory and cafe in the Iron Works building any day now! Mei Mei features unique and delicious dumpling flavors with a focus on local farm to table ingredients!

Koko Cafe

Koko Cafe started off as a mobile espresso and coffee bar but its new location on L Street (at Emerson) will be its first brick and mortar shop!  The menu features everything from espresso to iced coffee plus items like Açaí pitaya bowl, cornbread french toast, baked eggs + chorizo for breakfast.  The lunch menu is not currently listed on the website. 


SAVRTM, a modern spirited American bistro, will open at The St. Regis Residences, Seaport late Fall in a spectacular location on Boston’s Seaport waterfront. Led by Managing Partner David Doyle, the menu emphasizes creative comfort classics, elevated bistro favorites, and fresh and often local seafood. You can get the full details here! 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

We’ve felt the void of the luxury movie theater in the Seaport District.  Enjoying a glass of wine, in the comfort of a spacious recliner while watching a new release was a little bit of heaven, no matter what the cost.  So when ShowPlace Icon Theater announced it was closing back in 2021, we were disappointed. 

Well, great news! A new cinema will take over the former home of the ShowPlace Icon Theater.  The goal is to open in early 2023. Austin-based chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has proposed opening a 10-screen theater with over 700 seats and luxury recliners at 60 Seaport Blvd. It will also have a bar, The Press Room, and serve beer, wine and craft cocktails.  The decor will feature a printing museum vibe complete with working letterpress and more than 10,000 vintage movie ad plates from the 1930s through the 1980s. 

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay is expected to open a Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza at 368 Congress Street in Fort Point. According to Boston Restaurant Talk, a meeting is slated for the restaurant to request a beer and wine license from the City of Boston.  Expect bottomless pizza as part of this concept!


Boqueria — a small chain of Spanish tapas bars – with spots in New York, D.C., Chicago and Nashville –  will be expanding to the Fort Point neighborhood will expand to Boston early next year. According to Boston Restaurant Talk, Boqueria will be opening at 25 Thomson Place in the first half of 2023. The menu will feature  paella, tapas, and wine, sangria and cocktails. You can check out their menu here. 

Mecha Noodle Bar

Mecha Noodle Bar is hoping to open at 44 Thomason Place in the Fort Point/Seaport neighborhood. Boston Restaurant Talk is reporting the proposed dining spot is seeking a full liquor license and would include a dining area, bar seating, and mezzanine level seating.

Shy Bird

If you like chicken, you’ll love this news! Boston Restaurant Talk is reporting that  Shy Bird – a comfort food restaurant – is hoping to open on Old Colony Avenue in the new Iron Works building. Shy Bird’s menu features half and whole chicken, fried chicken sandwiches, chicken shawarma pita, pretzels, , macaroni and cheese, braised short ribs, salads, burgers, beer, wine, cider, and cocktails.

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  1. Grace Kinahan September 10, 2022 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Where is L and Emerson ?

  2. Mike Thomas February 21, 2023 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Emerson ends at el-post office.
    Correct me if I’m Rong.

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