The Somerville location of the When Pigs Fly bakery is making a small move across Davis Square, one of several moves and expansions in the neighborhood, according to a post in the Davis Square Facebook group and confirmed by Fred Fleisher, director of retail operations for When Pigs Fly. It’ll move from 378 Highland Ave. to 241 Elm St., which used to be home to Julie’s Nails (which itself is moving not too far away — 237 Highland Ave., a little outside of Davis Square).
Also part of the same strip of businesses, Opa Greek Yeeros — two doors down from When Pigs Fly — is reportedly expanding at least into the space between them, which was until recently occupied by skate shop Maximum Hesh. A representative from Opa, which opened in April 2016, confirmed that the restaurant is planning an expansion.
Fleisher told Eater via email that the Opa expansion was not a mitigating factor in the bakery’s upcoming move.
“I was just offered what I feel is a better, high-profile location with more foot traffic and parking,” wrote Fleisher. “We have been in our Highland Avenue location for 10 years now and found a fantastic new location on Elm Street in Davis Square next to McKinnon’s. We’re in construction now. I don’t have a hard date, but we will be closing the Highland Avenue store and immediately moving sometime around February 10 to February 15.”
And another business in the same strip as Opa and the current When Pigs Fly location might also be expanding into an adjacent space: Tenoch, per a comment in the Davis Square Facebook group. Tenoch has not yet confirmed to Eater whether this is happening, but the former Event Temps space next door has been empty and papered over for quite some time.
When Pigs Fly isn’t the only Davis Square business flip-flopping locations in the neighborhood — just last month, Snappy Ramen moved from Highland Avenue to Elm Street and rebranded itself as Snappy Kitchen.