A few months ago, we reported that a well-known local chef had decided to put one of his restaurants up for sale. Now we have learned that the space will be taken over by the people behind a group of Italian spots.
According to a source, Bondir in Concord is going to be replaced by a location of Fiorella's, with a message from Bondir owner (and former James Beard Award semi-finalist) Jason Bond confirming this. It is not yet known when Bondir will close or when Fiorella's may open, as the license transfer/permitting process will not begin until later this month, but if all goes as planned, Bondir may close sometime in May. (The Cambridge location of Bondir--which focuses mostly on New American fare--will remain open.)
Fiorella's has a location in Newton, with outlets of Fiorella's Express being found in Brighton, Cambridge, and Belmont; it appears that the new location of Fiorella's in Concord will be closer in concept to the Newton location, as it plans to be called "Fiorella's Concord" and the space is set up as a full-service restaurant.
The address for Bondir in Concord (and the upcoming Fiorella's) is 24 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742. The website for Bondir can be found at http://www.bondirconcord.com/ while the website for Fiorella's is at http://www.fiorellasnewton.com/
Bondir in Concord Is Up for Sale
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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]