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South Boston Development Will Eventually Swallow up a Gigantic Restaurant

Coppersmith will close in late 2020, a reprieve from the previously announced January 2020 timeline

A food truck sits inside of Coppersmith in Boston, which is a bar, restaurant, and event space built into a former copper foundry.
Coppersmith is closing its doors in January
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An absolutely massive bar, restaurant, and event space is closing in South Boston in late 2020: Coppersmith — which opened in 2015 in a 15,000-square-foot former copper foundry space — will close its doors after a few more seasons.

The restaurant announced via press release in November 2019 that the space is being repurposed, resulting in the upcoming closure, which was originally slated for January 2020.

With that end date in mind, Coppersmith planned a series of goodbye events — including a Friendsgiving, an Ugly Sweater party, and a New Year’s Eve party — leading up to the closure. The restaurant was granted a reprieve, though, according to a January 2020 press release, and it will now remain open until late 2020.

While the restaurant only officially confirmed the closure news in November 2019, its days had been numbered for a while; news first came out way back in January 2019 that the building was slated for redevelopment as a biotech building.

Coppersmith has come to be known for its indoor food trucks, its seasonal patio, and its roof deck, upon which sits a vintage Airstream trailer hawking craft beer and cocktails. (While it’ll be a shame to lose one of Boston’s rooftop dining options, South Boston just got a brand new one.)

Coppersmith’s menu features hallmarks of pub grub, such as tater tots topped with various decadent accoutrements, nachos, wings, and Buffalo cauliflower, along with pizza, tacos, and entrees ranging from sirloin to Hong Kong-style noodles.

Coppersmith has also been a popular event space since it opened, and its two indoor food trucks have hosted guest chefs. Crowds flock to watch sports, too; having two 160-inch projectors onsite will do that.

There is no official closing date for the unique Southie space yet, although it will be at some point in late 2020, according to the January 2020 press release, a substantial change from the originally announced January 2020 timeline.

This post will be updated when more information becomes available; in the meantime, keep an eye on Coppersmith’s social media for updates on its eventual farewell timeline.

Update, January 2, 2020: Coppersmith will now be closing in late 2020 instead of January 2020, the restaurant announced today. This story has been updated accordingly throughout. Per a January 2 press release, general manager Sheila Senat said:

We’re thrilled with this outcome, and we feel so fortunate to be able to stay open for a lot longer than we initially thought was possible. Since our closing announcement last month, we have received an outpouring of support from our community and so much positive feedback about Coppersmith. We’re incredibly happy to be in a position to share our space with guests for a while longer, especially the summer months when people can join us on the rooftop.

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