A proposed restaurant in Cambridge that was involved in what one writer said was "among the weirdest spectacles" ever seen at a public hearing is opening in another part of the city--but not as a restaurant.
According to its website, UpperWest is opening on Cedar Street in North Cambridge, but unlike its original plan to open as a wine bar on Mass. Ave. between Harvard Square and Central Square, it is now a "community food hub" that focuses on chef tastings, cooking classes, seminars, and other food-related events. The UpperWest site also mentions that it is hoping to get a liquor license and has a petition in place to support their efforts.
As reported earlier, plans for UpperWest to receive a liquor license for the Mass. Ave. space were rejected, with the writer for Cambridge Day saying that the place "was turned away by opposition from license commissioners and a couple of others so extreme it bordered on the bizarre," and at some point plans for it to open as a wine bar ended up falling through.
The new address for UpperWest is 1 Cedar Street, Cambridge, MA, 02140. Its website can be found at http://www.upperwestcambridge.com/
upperwest (a New Wine Bar) Hopes to Open in Cambridge
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