by Marc Hurwitz
A dining spot in Everett is shutting down this month, and the owner says that work on the nearby casino is the reason for its closure.
According to an article in the Everett Independent, La Perle Caribbean Restaurant on Bow Street (by Broadway) is closing its doors on March 16, with owner Valery Joseph saying that construction and other issues related to the upcoming Encore Boston Harbor resort across the street is the reason. Joseph says that "I would have loved to stay," but "The customers try to come, but they can't get here. It's not easy for a group of people trying to come here and they're circling and circling to find a spot. They just give up. It's discouraging and they leave. We've been struggling the last year with this. If it weren't for take-out and catering, we would have already closed." In addition to parking issues, there have also been problems with traffic, dust, and street closures and rerouting of roadways, all of which led to Joseph's decision to shut down. She does say that the plan is to reopen La Perle in another space, though it is not known exactly where at this point in time.
La Perle first opened in 2011, offering Caribbean food including Haitian fare and French-influenced dishes.
The address for La Perle Caribbean Restaurant is 41 Bow Street, Everett, MA, 02149. Its website can be found at https://www.laperlerestaurantboston.com
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