Thursday, November 21, 2019

Upcoming Changes to Bedford's Restaurant Scene

November brings lots of Restaurant news to Bedford.

1. Posto at 158 Great Road in Bedford Marketplace is scheduled to open before the end of the month. The restaurant, which is owned by the Alpine Restaurant Group has an existing Posto restaurant in Davis Square in Somerville. Posto replaces Comella's which closed in March.

In addition to Comella's, Posto has also acquired the adjacent vacant space and will have over 200 seats.

2. Interior work on the Minuteman Diner at 363 Great Road in the Great Road Village shopping center has been completed. The restaurant is now waiting on final inspections and plans to open later in November. The diner which has a full liquor license, will serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The restaurant has managed to acquire the Birthday Bell from the old Chadwick's Ice Cream Parlor in Waltham. Stay tuned for more details. UPDATE: The Opening may be delayed.

The Diner replace D'Angelo's Sandwich Shop which closed in November 2018
3. Work on Tashan Restaurant is expected to begin soon next to Club Champion Golf at 213 Burlington Road. The new restaurant is expected to focus on Tapas Style Indian food and will have about 120 seats. This will be the fifth restaurant in the building,  joining Flatbread Pizza, Bamboo, Panera Bread and The Melting Pot. The owners of Tashan also run Gourmet India which has locations at the Burlington Mall and Quincy Market in Boston.

Tashan restaurant will be two doors down from Panera Bread.
4. The Former Papa Gino's location at 310 Great Road has been sold. The new owner has proposed a mixed use project with retail on the first floor and condos on the 2nd and 3rd floors. No word yet on the type of retail businesses expected.

The property was last listed at  $1.625 Million.

5. Renovations are underway at 36 North Road on what will be the new location of Prince Street Cafe. The Cafe which was previously located at 200 Great Road, will occupy the first floor with residential on the 2nd floor. The project which was originally expected to replace the current building, has been updated to renovate the existing building. Prince Street Cafe has an additional location in an office building at 24 Hartwell Avenue in Lexington.

This was the former location of Fitzgerald's Package Store which closed in October 2017
Former Bedford location of Prince Street Cafe. The space is currently vacant.

The directory at 200 Great Road shows Bedford House of Beef in the former location of Prince Street. It is unknown if or when House of Beef will be moving.
6. The Lexington location of Margaritas Mexican Restaurant at 438 Bedford Street is closing on November 23rd. This location has been open since 2010 and formerly housed a Denny's.