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Thelonious Monkfish Sets the Stage to Debut Its Expansion Soon

A grand piano is the focal point.

Thelonious Monkfish expansion

[Thelonious Monkfish's addition at 526 Massachusetts Ave., Facebook]

A musically-inclined sushi bar, Asian fusion restaurant, and jazz lounge in Central Square is in the process of expanding into an empty storefront next door, and Thelonious Monkfish restaurateur Jamme Chantler tickled the keys of his computer with a blog post over the weekend that suggests the unveiling could be soon.

The expansion will offer more space for the restaurant's Sunday jazz brunch, as previously reported, and the weekend's update focused on the Yamaha C6X that graces the new stage.

"At seven feet [the piano] is perfect for our stage! It makes a dramatic impression while still leaving room for a drummer and a bassist — and perhaps a singer?" Chantler wrote.

On Facebook, Thelonious Monkfish also recently shared a panoramic image of the new room. The former Rulls Italian Clothing store has new Edison bulbs hanging, as well as exposed brick on the wall opposite from the doorway to the main dining room.

A comment posted yesterday on the restaurant's Facebook page suggests Chantler has been showing it off to friends of Thelonious Monkfish, too: "Thank you for having [us] yesterday," the post reads. "The new room is STUNNING and the Yamaha C6X is amazing. I can't wait to see who you have for opening night!"

Chantler previously targeted "summer" for the new space's debut. When it's open, it will allow for a full bar and more dining space, in addition to the bigger stage area. Keep an eye on Thelonious Monkfish's Facebook for updates.

The Mad Monkfish (formerly Thelonius Monkfish)

524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 441-2116 Visit Website