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Porter Square Has Already Lost Two Restaurants This Month

Wok N’ Roll and Potbelly both closed up shop in Cambridge

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A Chinese restaurant in Cambridge’s Porter Square closed down recently after more than 20 years in business. Wok N’ Roll (1908 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has reportedly posted a “closed” sign in its storefront, while an online listing advertised the commercial space as available for rent.

Wok N’ Roll held a prime spot on the west side of Massachusetts Avenue, right next door to Rod Dee in a section of Cambridge that boasts dozens of restaurants, including Christopher’s, Yume Wo Katare, Sugar and Spice Thai, and Newtowne Grille, to name a few. Its menu featured a broad array of items for dine-in and takeout, from steamed vegetable entrees to fried rice, udon, Singapore-style rice noodles, meat dishes, and seafood.

Across the square, Chicago-based chain Potbelly Sandwich Shop (1 Porter Rd.) also shuttered, with a sign in the window directing customers to its remaining locations in Downtown Crossing and Burlington. Potbelly also has a location in Logan Airport. The Porter Square sandwich shop, which originally opened in 2013, has been removed from the restaurant chain’s official website.

As some restaurants leave Porter Square, others are on the way: Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe will soon open in the former Elephant Walk space, while a new restaurant will open within the Porter Square Hotel.

Wok N’ Roll in Cambridge’s Porter Square Has Apparently Closed [BRT]
Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Cambridge’s Porter Square Has Closed [BRT]