Construction is now underway on three new Arlington restaurants: Kick Stand Cafe, Common Ground and Sono.
Kick Stand Cafe
Jam’n Java, at 594 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, closed Thursday to make way for Kick Stand Cafe – a new venture by Emily Shea and Mark Ostow.
Shea, a former attorney and current yoga teacher, lives in Arlington. Ostow, of Cambridge, owns Cafe Zing in Cambridge’s Porter Square Books (Shea also works at Cafe Zing).
Kick Stand is expected to be open by late October/early November.
Work on Common Ground, the new gastropub going in at 319 Broadway on the Plaza, got started earlier this week.
Bob and Laurie O’Guin are behind the restaurant – the couple also owns Common Ground Bar & Grill in at 85 Harvard Ave. in Allston.
Common Ground, at the former Gemma site, is expected to be open in December or on Jan. 1. It’ll be open until midnight seven days a week.
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You may have forgotten about Sono, it was approved by the Board of Selectmen for 469-471 Summer Street (across from Summer Street Field) back in March.
Construction on the new Asian restaurant/sushi bar now appears will underway though. It had planned to open in June or July, but we’re obviously well past that now.
Huanhuan Lin, a sushi chef from Malden, and Wu Chen are behind the restaurant. It’ll seat 50 and stay open until 10-10:30 p.m. early in the week, 11-11:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
No new news to report on Bagelville, the Boston bagel place taking over the old Panera spot at 1398 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights. The breakfast/lunch spot hasn’t come before the Board of Selectmen for an operating license yet and no work has started on the space.