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Hill Country Barbecue’s Boston Plans Fall Through for Now

But the group still wants to expand here

Hill Country in New York
Hill Country in New York

A little over a year ago, New York-based Hill Country Barbecue — a Texas-inspired restaurant group with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C. — announced plans to open at 374 Congress St., on the edge of Boston’s Fort Point and Seaport neighborhoods. It was slated for a late 2016 opening.

Now, a Hill Country rep confirms that the group "has no immediate plans" to open at that location, "due to a number of factors." But Boston’s Hill Country Barbecue dreams are not dead: "We hope to find a new location in this great city sometime in the near future," he says.

This would have been the fourth location for the group, which serves up "Texas-style barbecue, live music, and Southern hospitality," courtesy of founder Marc Glosserman and his Lockhart, Texas roots. "Boston has been on our radar as a great food and music town for years," Glosserman told Eater last year when the Congress Street location was announced. At the time, he said that the team was drawn to the Fort Point neighborhood’s "great old brick warehouse buildings" and "thriving restaurant scene."