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Boston restaurant Townsman to close this week

Owner and chef Matt Jennings in September 2017.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/file/Globe Staff

After three years of serving customers on Kingston Street, the Boston restaurant Townsman — run by acclaimed owner-chef Matt Jennings — announced on Sunday that it is scheduled to close this week.

Restaurant leaders called the news bittersweet in a Sunday night Instagram post that announced the July 3 closing.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to blend our thoughtful sourcing, proper technique and a warmth of service into a memorable experience for each and every guest,” the statement said. “Our team is so proud of our collective achievements, the relationships we have built and the many happy mouths we have fed!”


Jennings opened Townsman in 2015 after he and his wife, Kate, closed their Providence restaurant Farmstead and moved back to the Bay State, where Jennings grew up.

Jennings has been nominated multiple times for a Best Chef: Northeast James Beard award, and food magazines have hailed him as a culinary ambassador for New England.

In Sunday’s Instagram post, the restaurant thanked New England and hinted at possible new ventures from Jennings.

“As @matthewjennings explores new prospects and opportunities, he’s excited to craft a life that is more thoughtful, healthy and sustainable for himself and his family. You never know what he’ll be cooking up next,” the post read. “Come see us the next couple days so we can FEAST!”

Attempts to reach Jennings on Monday were unsuccessful.

Devra First of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Alejandro Serrano can be reached at alejandro.serrano@globe.com.