A restaurant called The Noodle Project will replace the recently shuttered Leo's Place in Harvard Square, reports Boston Restaurant Talk, and it's just part of a quiet Harvard Square takeover by billionaire real estate investor Gerald Chan, who studied at Harvard in the 70s. The Newton resident runs a Hong Kong-based real estate company called Hang Lung Group.
His son Ashley will manage it — along with Night Market, which is opening in the former Tamarind Bay space, and Churn2, the stationary ice cream truck (shipping container, really) that opened on the Harvard campus last summer. The Chans are also involved with Parsnip, which is replacing UpStairs on the Square. Aside from the high probability that there will be noodles involved, there are no further details available on The Noodle Project at this time.
· The Noodle Project to open at site of former Leo's Place [BRT]
· Billionaire buying into Harvard Square [BG]