Flying through Boston may soon be a much more pleasant and food-filled experience. MarketPlace, which won a 10-year concession contract with Logan Airport last year, will shepherd more than a dozen local restaurants and vendors into the airport’s four terminals, filling each with classic Boston foods, craft beer, and more. A few restaurants will open by the end of 2018, with remaining vendors opening throughout 2019.
Terminal C — the base for JetBlue flights — will be home to an expansion of Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St.), which will replace an existing food court with six vendors spanning 6,000 square feet of space, with options for both grab-and-go foods and sit-down meals. There will also be a salad bar and a full-service bar for beer and wine. This portion is set to open by the spring of 2019.
Other additions to Logan Airport’s concessions include some of Greater Boston’s iconic affordable eats, like Kelly’s Roast Beef, Santarpio’s Pizza, and Sullivan’s on Castle Island. Rumors of those three expansions surfaced last summer, as MarketPlace cemented plans for its tenure at Logan. Kelly’s will operate out of Terminal B, along with Lucca Restaurant & Bar, which has locations in the North End and Back Bay. Both are set to open by the end of 2018.
James Beard award-winning chef Jody Adams and her team will leave a double mark on Logan in this concession expansion: Mediterranean restaurant Trade is headed for Terminal B, while sibling fast-casual Greek restaurant Saloniki will open in Terminal E with a full-service bar. (Saloniki has locations in Fenway and Cambridge’s Central Square, with a Harvard Square location potentially opening later this year as well.)
In 2019, the airport will see the addition of two Michael Schlow restaurants, Tico and Alta Strada, along with Monument Restaurant & Tavern from Charlestown, Not Your Average Joe’s, B. Good, and Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar. There will also be two new sports bars, Bruins Bar and Celtics Bar. Expect updates on opening timelines and exact locations as the rest of the year unfolds.
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