2.7 min readBy Published On: September 19th, 2013Categories: News16 Comments on Rumor has it

Southie scoop

With the ever-changing landscape of South Boston’s businesses, we have some scoop on local changes happening around town:

Last call for the Quencher Tavern (170 I Street).  The Painted Burro of Cambridge bought the license with a plan to open up a new location on Temple Place at Downtown Crossing.  If you want to have last call at the Q, make sure to stop by before they close their doors in November. 

A new home design and decor shopis now open for business.  Welcome to the neighborhood Neatly Nested Home Design and Decor (Corner of E and West Broadway). Featuring hand painted furniture, to small-batch candles to unique light fixtures, Neatly Nested will also offer in-home design consultations and services. We hear the prices are reasonable!

We spied a door on retail space on West Broadway – Covet – a new consignment shop will have a fall opening.  Frugal fashionistas rejoice!  We also heard a new clothing boutique will be opening next to the Amsterdam Cafe on East Broadway. 

Bringing up Baby (663 East Broadway) opened its doors this past month and is planning an official grand opening with a kids fashion show in September. 

My Bike, a Southie bike shop, moved to 391 West Broadway and gaining much needed visibility.

You can never eat enough pizza, right?  Pizzeria 260 (26 West Broadway) opened its doors.  Have you tried it yet?  Let us know how it is!

Looks like celebrity chef, Mario Batali will NOT be opening his much anticipated restaurant – Babbo Pizzeria and Enoteca –  on Congress Street.   Apparently Batali and Lincoln Property could not come to an agreement on the lease.  Boo!

The Seapoint Restaurant (367 East Eighth Street) recently did over their function room.  This new and improved makeover gave the water view room a much needed refresh. 

RIP Sauce (corner of L and East Fourth) – the Italian kitchen and bar recently closed its doors.  We hear a restauranteur from the South End has bought the spot.  The rumor is it’s an owner of Forum.

A new restaurant has been approved by the City of Boston zoning board to go in at the corner of L and East Broadway.  No word yet as to what it will be.

Opticians of South Boston (666 East Broadway) has closed its doors.  Bill Linehan, City Council, District 2 is now calling that spot his headquarters.

We hear that the Blackthorn on West Broadway will now be called The Patriot. 

The building that once housed Thornton Flowers is being renovated into a Economy Hardware shop (111 Dorchester Street). 

The space at L and East Broadway, a former bank, will now transform into a bagel shop with a plan to open in early October.

Stephi’s in Southie (11 B West Broadway) will be open for business the week of September 23rd.  Stay tuned for details!

Another women’s clothing boutique will open its doors in October.  Pretty Reckless will be opening in the newly renovated space located next to the Amsterdam Cafe on East Broadway.  We can’t wait!

We will keep you posted!



  1. Nick Ward August 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    Nooo! I love The Quencher, bummer.
  2. Anonymous August 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    And Stephi’s is opening soon!

  3. jon ramos August 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Sad to see the Quencher go, and a shame that Painted Burro isn’t opening up in our neighborhood.  We need more ethnic food options, and I really enjoy the food at Painted Burro.

  4. Jon Ramos August 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Kudos to the MyBike ownership (Steve is a great guy) for grabbing that spot on West Broadway.  I am a member, and huge fan of what they do.  Bike rentals, repairs, sales.  A full service bike shop in a highly visible location.

  5. Anonymous August 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    You should have somebody who is “from” Southie write these articles. Anyone from Southie knows that Sauce was located at L and East Fourth Streets not Broadway. Jeez!
  6. Anonymous August 29, 2013 at 1:07 am

    The new place is going to be called Boston Bagel Company…Opening up in the fall… heard it hear first…

  7. Kevin August 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Any ideas?

    Construction happening next door to Rondos on West Broadway

    Renovation next to PS Gourmet on Dorchester Street

  8. Hanadi Hamzeh August 31, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks for noticing us! Covet is slated to open the end of September at 395 W Broadway… we will keep you updated on our arrival! Until then… Facebook.com/CovetBoston :)

  9. Honey Earner September 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    thank you for all the updates it is nice to know what is going on, thank you again

  10. Maureen Dahill September 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Whoops!  Hahaha!  The writer is from South Boston – I’ve lived here for 44 years – I meant to write L and East Fourth – duh!  Thanks!

  11. unknown September 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Any idea who this is “We hear a restauranteur from the South End has bought the spot.” (regarding the old Sauce / Wolfies)???

  12. Curious September 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Is Fromage still in the works?  It seems like it’s been at a standstill for months.

  13. Curious September 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Is Fromage still in the works?  It seems like it’s been at a standill for months.

  14. Anonymous September 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    would love to know this as well…

  15. Mary September 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Wait- Is a Painted Burrow location going in where Quencher was or at Temple Place/Downtown?

  16. Anonymous September 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    confirmed sauce was bought by the owners of forum

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