Openings, closings of restaurants and stores north of Boston
A gala ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday to launch the Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market complex at 24 New England Executive Park in Burlington. They are part of Tuscan Brands, which is owned by Joe Faro (above), and has a store and restaurant of the same names in Salem, N.H. Tuscan Kitchen is an upscale restaurant that serves dishes representing different regions of Italy. Tuscan Market sells breads, pasta, cheese, and meats, and also has a 30-seat café area.
Boston-based Drizly , which delivers wine, beer, and liquor from nearby stores to your home, has expanded its suburban service area to 10 additional communities, including Burlington, Winchester, and Woburn. Drizly has a smartphone app and a website that customers of legal drinking age can use to order and pay. Drizly says all delivery drivers authenticate and validate IDs to ensure the legal drinking age of consumers.
Harbor Sweets , whose handmade chocolates have been a staple in Salem for 40 years, opened its expanded and renovated gift shop Friday. The gift shop, at 85 Leavitt St. in the building where the company makes its candy, has more than doubled its size, from 300 square feet to 660 square feet. It has a new welcome area and displays, as well as a 7-foot-tall antique cabinet with 260 drawers, from the building’s days as an Eaton Apothecary warehouse.
Two restaurants named after former Red Sox outfielder and North Shore native Tony Conigliaro are set to open late this fall. Designed as family-friendly sports bars serving American comfort food, the Tony C’s locations will be in Somerville’s Assembly Row complex and on 3rd Avenue in Burlington. Conigliaro, a Revere native, was 19 when he debuted with the Red Sox 50 years ago. The slugger’s career declined after he was hit in the face by a pitch on Aug. 18, 1967. He died in 1990.
By the end of the month, outdoor shopping plaza MarketStreet Lynnfield will have three new vendors. Soft Surroundings is geared for women with its clothing, home décor, and lifestyle offerings. Solstice Power Yoga will have its studio heated to 95 degrees for a more intense workout experience. Temazcal Tequila Cantina , which has a location in Boston’s Seaport District, features Mexican favorites, including guacamole de la Mixteca.