The next Clover brick-and-mortar location, the seventh, could be on Federal Street near South Station, according to a new post from founder Ayr Muir on the company's blog. A Letter of Intent has been signed "with a landlord [he's] confident will follow through with promises" — unlike the landlord at the Copley Square location, apparently, a spot that has been on the table for quite some time but might not materialize. A Letter of Intent — which is non-binding — had also been signed for the Copley site, and Muir notes that Clover did "a ton of work to get ready" and was hoping for an August opening, but it's on "indefinite hold." Muir is "still hoping" that it will happen at some point, but the new downtown site is likely to come together first.
Since the Dewey Square truck was Clover's first on Boston proper soil, Muir's excited to be able to open a restaurant in the neighborhood, and it's "a beautiful site."
Meanwhile, he's also trying to find a spot for an eighth location — he had made an offer on a Longwood site, but nothing has come of that — and expansion down to D.C. is still in the works.
Clover currently operates restaurants in Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Central Square, East Cambridge, Brookline Village, and Burlington, along with a fleet of trucks that vend at locations like Longwood Medical Area and by the Park Street station at Boston Common. The Central Square restaurant, the company's newest, operates around the clock.