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Prudential Sweetgreen Gets Closer to Opening

The DC-based salad chain is continuing its Boston growth.

Sweetgreen in Chestnut Hill
Sweetgreen in Chestnut Hill
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Sweetgreen — a fast-casual salad chain with local outposts in Back Bay, Chestnut Hill, Fort Point, and Lynnfield — has at least a couple more Boston-area restaurants in the works, as reported in July. The first of those, which will be located at 800 Boylston St. in the Prudential Center (not far from the existing Back Bay location at 659 Boylston St.), is getting closer to its debut: It goes before the licensing board on Thursday to obtain a common victualler license. According to the agenda, the new Sweetgreen is expected to have 10 seats and could operate between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Co-founder Jonathan Neman previously told Eater that the team hoped to open this location by the end of 2015. And no, this isn't meant to replace the nearby one, which is "one of the busiest locations in the company," he said. The Prudential Sweetgreen will "relieve some of the pressure there for our team and for customers," he added at the time. "It's great that it's busy, but we also want people to be able to get in and get out on a daily basis."

By early 2016, the next location may open at 13 School St. in Downtown Crossing, and there may be more beyond that. "Boston is one of our best markets, and we're absolutely looking to continue to grow there," Neman said in July.

UPDATE, 12/3/15: Sweetgreen will open on Monday, December 7, reports Boston Magazine, and opening day proceeds will benefit the Food Project. It will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The article also notes that a Fenway location is in the works at 132 Brookline Ave. That one could open in the early summer.

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