Harvard Square icon UpStairs on the Square closed last week, and the word has been that a restaurant featuring a French-trained chef from the UK would replace it. A reader noticed that the upcoming spot appears to be called Parsnip, according to an agenda for a Cambridge licensing hearing taking place on Tuesday. The company behind it is named as Turnip, LLC, so perhaps the final name will end up being a different vegetable, but the restaurant-that-might-be-called-Parsnip is seeking to get UpStairs' full liquor license transferred. According to the agenda, the restaurant would have 180 seats inside and a seasonal 26-seat patio on the sidewalk. Parsnip is also seeking an entertainment license that would include live music and dancing.
The agenda also indicates that the nearby recently-shuttered Tamarind Bay could be replaced by a 58-seat restaurant called Night Market.
· License commission general hearing [CambridgeMa.gov]
· All coverage of UpStairs on the Square on Eater [~EBOS~]