Landmark Allston ice-cream place/coffeehouse shutting doors
Allston Cafe, at the corner of Harvard and Brighton avenues, tweeted today it's closing forever:
It brings us great sadness to announce that Saturday Nov. 13th will be our last day of business. Sat 8-3pm, Sun 2-6pm Open House Goodbye :(
The cafe started as a Herrell's ice-cream shop in 1984, but split from Herrell's last year when the chain decided to bring uniformity to its outlets as part of an effort to go national and the local operators decided to try to keep their quirky local character.
Ed. Note: No immediate word on what will replace the cafe, or whether Don Law is buying the location so he can put in a Brighton Ice Cream Parlor.