Boston Restaurant Talk reports the end of Meadhall, although it says it will open somewhere else.
This is a big bummer! Loved going to Meadhall after work. I wonder if a bookstore will reclaim that space?
Do you see many of those opening in high rent districts these days?
Did they not serve mead? I am disillusioned. Every time I walked by that place I would imagine raising a cup with Beowulf and the boys, telling tall tales about the dragons we had slain.
They had a variety of meads (in addition to a ton of beers on tap). This place was great. Bummed it's gone.
I had my first real date with my wife there. Five minutes into the date, I spilled a bunch of beer on myself (the edge of the bar sloped downward a tiny bit, and I will testify the same on Judgement Day).
Sometimes I think that if I had accidentally knocked her drink, or if it had spilled a little bit in the wrong direction, my life would have been completely different.
Hope they find a good new location.
WFH is really going to decimate options in Kendall Square. A disappointing loss with more assuredly to come across the city's office centers.
With the heavy emphasis on biotech/"life sciences" in the area, a lot of people will still be heading into the office. You really can't do lab work remotely unless you're in a computational space. Sure, some marketing/finance/admin folks won't be in the office as much, but most workers will. And with MIT next door, that's also a lot of faculty/staff/students venturing out for food & beverage options.
It is a bummer that Meadhall closed, as a known quantity in the Kendall area. They had several meads on the menu: maybe the biggest source in the GBA?
I am sure a gleaming new restaurant and/or will be in that place within a year. But the uncertainty is also a bummer. Who knows what they'll throw in there?
A Row 34 is going in around the block soon. I liked Meadhall but I’ll take that trade any time.
Sounds like business didn't kill Meadhall, but the landlord "did not work with us to re-sign our lease:"
Rather than be worried about WFH killing businesses, the landlord thinks they can get another business in here that will pay even more than Meadhall.
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