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The Langham Is Reopening with Grana, a New Italian Restaurant

Plus, Massachusetts restaurant workers still aren’t eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and a trio of Kenmore restaurants close for good

An ornate dining room with soaring ceilings and a massive chandelier in the former grand hall of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank
The dining room at Grana
Grana/Official Photo

The Langham, a historic hotel in One Post Office Square situated in a former Federal Reserve Bank, will reopen this June after a lengthy renovation, and it will do so with an Italian restaurant called Grana. The restaurant will initially be open for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch.

Grana (which means “grain” in Italian, although there is also an Italian cheese called Grana Padano that is similar to Parmigiano Reggiano) will be housed inside the former Federal Reserve Bank’s grand hall. The hotel will also feature in-room private dining, and a bar called (aptly) the Fed.

And in other news…

  • Black restaurant owners in Boston spoke with Boston.com about the dishes that shaped their cooking and their careers.
  • A trio of beloved and acclaimed Kenmore Square restaurants — Eastern Standard, the Hawthorne, and Island Creek Oyster Bar — have closed permanently.
  • Massachusetts expanded its vaccination program on February 18, but restaurant workers in the state still aren’t eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Restaurants are still open however, and the state continues to loosen restrictions on indoor dining. Other food service workers — including grocery store workers, delivery drivers, meatpackers, and agricultural workers, among so many others — still aren’t eligible for the vaccine either.

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