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End of an Era: Cleveland Circle Applebee's Demolished for New Development

The new complex may be home to some new restaurants

375-399 Chestnut Hill Ave, Cleveland Circle Cinema project rendering
375-399 Chestnut Hill Ave, Cleveland Circle Cinema project rendering
Boston Redevelopment Authority

An old Applebee's building in Cleveland Circle is being torn down to make way for a new project, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Demolition of the shuttered restaurant began yesterday, and a tweet from the Boston Business Journal's David Harris showed the destruction site.

Applebee's closed last June to make way for a project in the works that will span the site of the restaurant and the old Circle Cinema building. The development will include a 162-room hotel, plus 92 age-restricted apartments, as Curbed reported.

The development is also supposed to be home to two restaurants, but at the very least, one high-end restaurant. In renderings, this restaurant appears as "Cleveland Bistro," though no details on the name or cuisine of the proposed restaurant are yet available. The project could be complete by the end of 2017.

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