If you pay attention to this blog’s posts but not the comments you might have missed some news that I’d like to highlight.
- Beamer’s 25, a Frank Beamer restaurant that’s planned for the first floor of the Lofts at West Station, will open Aug. 1. The Salem Avenue restaurant will serve local food and have 25 craft beers on tap. It will seat 100 inside and up to 50 on a patio.
- Don’t look for construction to start just yet on the Steak ‘n Shake planned for Crossroads. Lee Garvin, the franchisee’s director of real estate and development, told me earlier this week that the groundbreaking has been pushed back another 30 days. He had said back in April that there were some changes to the building plans that delayed construction. If work does get underway in June, the restaurant might open in October. I should note that the franchisee’s building permit has expired, and they have yet to apply for a new one.
- The opening of Wing Boss restaurant at The Shoppes at Blue Hills Village off Challenger Avenue has also been delayed. Owner Gene Brown said he’s been held up by paperwork he’s had to file with the city. Progress on the restaurant also has been slowed because he’s still working his day job. Brown is planning a July 1 opening. The restaurant, described as a family sports bar, will feature Brown’s wings, Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and sweet potato waffle fries, cheese sticks, onion rings, fried pickles and mushrooms, and hot dogs.
- Also, stay tuned for an update on the South Peak development, where construction is underway on the first of possibly five condo buildings. I was out at the site on Monday and am working on a story for the newspaper. When it is published I’ll post a link to the story on the blog.