Posted by Devra First April 5, 2010 11:36 AM
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Just as word comes that the Foundation Lounge is closing April 17, there's some good news for Hotel Commonwealth. Island Creek Oyster Bar will open in the space that was formerly seafood restaurant Great Bay.
The theme remains the same, or at least similar. Described as a "high-energy oyster bar and seafood restaurant," Island Creek Oyster Bar is slated for a late summer opening. There aren't too many details on the menu yet, but it will showcase the products of Island Creek's farmers and the purveyors with whom the oyster company has developed relationships over the years.
The project is a collaboration between Island Creek Oysters founder Skip Bennett, Lineage/Eastern Standard chef Jeremy Sewall, and Eastern Standard proprietor Garrett Harker. That's a promising team. This looks as though it will be a huge addition to Boston's oddly lacking seafood scene.
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