Ok, so it's a little presumptuous for me to post this here. I could have opted for "The New Retail Thread"...
A beloved restaurant, bar, and pool hall in Cambridge that closed down a couple of years ago appears to be returning, though an exact locati...bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com
...The tweet linked within the above blog post indicates Flat Top Johnny's is returning to Kendall Sq. and does not give an address. But the photo therein appears to be of the new building at 238 Main ("Site 3")
So this COULD mean that FTJ's is going to be a ground floor tenant in the heart of Kendall, which would be awesome.
A restaurant called Mestizo seeks licensing for 165 Main St., Kendall Square, where it will have 4,217 square feet inside and outside at the base of the MIT-owned “One65 Main” luxury apartment building
A couple of updates on retail activation on the NOMA side of this development:
Construction fencing is back up around one side of the One65 Main tower. Concurrently, there's a note in Cambridge Day about a restaurant called "Mestizo" planning to move into One65 Main, so perhaps this is for that purpose:
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Meanwhile, Locke Bar, which was previously announced as a tenant next door appears to be pretty much done with their fit-out:
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Excited to try both of these! And it looks like Mestizo is trying for 1 AM closing time? Kendall could probably use some more late-night spots, but I'm curious as to whether there's enough demand in the Canal District area.