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Beehive and Beat Brasserie Owners Plan New Restaurant for Downtown Crossing

Inside the Lafayette City Center building

Lafayette City Center building
Lafayette City Center building
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Local restaurateurs behind two popular spots in the South End and Harvard Square have a new concept planned for Boston’s Downtown Crossing. The folks behind Beat Brasserie and The Beehive have plans to open a new restaurant within the Lafayette City Center building on Washington Street, and while they have not yet named the new restaurant, it will reportedly be a "food, beverage, and social concept," according to the Boston Business Journal. The Beehive and Beat Brasserie both very heavily feature live music as a key component of their concepts.

Paperwork with the state indicates that co-owner Jack Bardy filed an LLC called Wheelings Downtown last month, but that seems to follow the naming convention of his other LLCs — Wheelings Bar and Wheelings Brattle for The Beehive and Beat Brasserie respectively — so that’s not necessarily indicative of the new venue’s name.

The new restaurant replaces a previous plan to have a Florida-based nightclub called Latitude 360 open within the building, as Boston Restaurant Talk noted. The as-yet unnamed restaurant will take up a massive 63,000 square feet of space at the corner of the building, which sits at Washington Street and Avenue de Lafayette. The owners will present plans for the restaurant at a neighborhood meeting in March.

Update, July 24, 2018: Per a rep for the restaurant group, this project is “not going forward.”

Beehive Owner Proposes Downtown Crossing Restaurant and 'Social Concept' [BBJ]
Owners of Beehive and Beat Brasserie May Be Opening New Spot [BRT]

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