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The vegetarian Indian restaurant has been closed since a mid-August electrical fire that permanently shut down neighbor A4 Pizza. The reopening is finally in sight as the restaurant awaits its final inspection.
Address: 447 Somerville Ave., Somerville (Union Square)
Opening Date: Any day now, as of January 19
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This cozy storefront by Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery has a sign in the window advertising that "fresh juice and smoothies" are coming soon. A job listing promises "healthier beverage options." The Juice Union will be "100% vegan, and organic whenever possible." Originally slated for a September 2015 opening, construction and hiring were underway as of November 2015.
Address: 23A Bow St., Somerville (Union Square)
Opening Date: "Very soon," according to its website
Image: Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri/Rachel Leah Blumenthal for EaterRead Josh Lewin's essay series on opening Juliet.
The first permanent location for the Bread & Salt Hospitality team, Juliet is in the works in the former Sherman Cafe space. It will be a European-style cafe — more restaurant than coffee shop — with a focus on set breakfasts. The kitchen will be open, and there will also be a variety of grab-and-go, commuter-friendly snacks available, since there's a bus stop right outside. For those dining in, the small space will be split between full-service dining and casual counter-service options. "In the future, we may build some more specific restaurants or some more full-service restaurants, but this is small on purpose, it’s neighborhood on purpose, and it’s a place for us to introduce ourselves to Union Square and the greater area — as a real anchor to what we do in the future," co-owner Josh Lewin previously told Eater.
Address: 257 Washington St., Somerville (Union Square)
Opening Date: Early winter 2016
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The original Kickass Cupcakes space in Davis Square will become a Greek restaurant, courtesy of the landlord of that whole strip of storefronts, Christos Poutahidis, and his business partner Kyriakos Kouzoukas. (The duo also has a doughnut shop in the works elsewhere in Davis.) "What we're doing, we're making traditional Greek gyros as you will find in Greece. It will be just as good," Kouzoukas previously told Eater. Opa will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 378 Highland Ave. (Davis Square)
Opening Date: Fall 2015
This 2800-square-foot brewery will be a taproom in the afternoon and evening, complete with sandwiches, cheese, and charcuterie, and it will function as a cafe with beverages and grab-and-go snacks in the morning.
Address: 328 Broadway, Somerville (Winter Hill)
Opening Date: Mid to late February 2016
Beyond winter 2016, expected Somerville openings include Fat Hen, Southern Kin Cookhouse and Bar, and Winter Hill Brewing Company.
Nothing on our radar yet.