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Island Creek Oyster Bar Team Will Swim Into Harvard Square Next

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A new restaurant is coming to the old Conductor's Building

Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston
Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston

The Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 team (Jeremy Sewall, Skip Bennett, Garrett Harker, and Shore Gregory) has its sights set on Cambridge's Harvard Square next. The yet-unnamed new project will open next winter at 2 Bennett St., the Conductor's Building.

A few years ago, a restaurant simply known as Conductor's Restaurant was slated for the space but never got off the ground. At one point, Hoffa's Swiss Alps Restaurant resided there; it closed about a decade ago. Built in 1912, the Conductor's Building is "the oldest surviving structure from the initial development of the subway in Cambridge," according to a 2007 video by Cambridge Community Television.

The new restaurant will be designed by Bentel & Bentel, a New York-based firm that also worked on Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern. No other details are available at this time, and the team declined to say whether this will be a brand new concept or another Row 34 or Island Creek Oyster Bar.

Island Creek Oyster Bar's Burlington expansion is also still in the works.

Les Sablons

2 Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 268-6800 Visit Website

Row 34

383 Congress Street, , MA 02210 (617) 553-5900 Visit Website

Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Avenue, , MA 02215 (617) 532-5300 Visit Website