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Nookie Signs a Lease in Davis Square, But Not for Steinbones

He’s taking over the former Subway space on Elm Street

Part of the deconstructed pickup truck at Commonwealth
Part of the deconstructed pickup truck at Commonwealth

Today’s a big day for Commonwealth’s Steve "Nookie" Postal — he signed a lease at 197 Elm St. in Somerville’s Davis Square, previously a Subway, and he formed a new LLC in preparation for opening a new restaurant in that space. He’s not ready to announce what he’ll be doing at this location, but he tells Eater that it will not be his long-planned "Jew…ish influenced barbecue joint," Steinbones.

While Postal begins to work on his mysterious new project, he also has a lot of fun things going on at Commonwealth this summer, including the launch of a giant 124-seat patio today at 3 p.m. Patio diners will spot a 1960 Dodge D100 pickup truck in several pieces; Postal chopped it up to make a bar and a few tables.

Also, Commonwealth’s series of summer Sunday pop-ups continues with Portland’s Eventide Oyster Co. returning on July 31 and August 14, plus appearances by Puritan & Co. on August 7 and KO Pies on August 21. These generally run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but keep an eye on Commonwealth’s website for updates.

Postal, once the executive chef for the Red Sox (and a reality television alum), opened Commonwealth in Cambridge’s Kendall Square in November 2013, and he documented the entire process in a series of diary entries published here on Eater Boston.

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