Boston hasn’t seen the last of a specialty food store that papered over its windows last week. As it turns out, Bee’s Knees Supply Company in Allston is only temporarily closed, and as the business moves forward following ownership changes, it will undergo some renovations and menu changes, according to Elliot Kim, who is the Allston store's general manager.
A Twitter post from the company last week that announced the closure of the Allston location was apparently sent by someone no longer affiliated with Bee’s Knees, and it has since been removed, Kim said. "That was not the ideal way for us to share with the community, as far as us going through renovations," Kim told Eater.
Moving forward, Kim said, Bee’s Knees will focus on delivering the same high-quality products and food to the Boston area, but the team will do some renovations to the space and redevelop the menu. "So this is actually a really good restructuring," he said.
"There’s a lot of moving pieces, obviously right now. Those need to be solidified before we give any kind of time projection," Kim said. "There’s a lot of things that may be entertained." Bee’s Knees will have the same concept and same quality, as well as a renewed commitment to serving the neighborhood, according to Kim.
Dear Bee's Knees family, we are currently closed for renovations and we are coming back with revamped menu and grocery offerings soon!!!— Bee's Knees Supply (@BeesKneesSupply) July 6, 2016