by Marc Hurwitz
A Somerville restaurant has morphed into a new dining spot--and with it, a once-familiar name has returned to the local area.
According to a post within the Davis Square Facebook group page, Meju Korean Kitchen & Bar in Davis Square is now Jae's Cafe, with an earlier post indicating that this is a rebranding, as the people behind the long-closed Jae's restaurants had apparently purchased Meju last year. Jae's Cafe disappeared from the local landscape in 2015 with the closing of its location in Boston's South End; the group of Asian fusion restaurants had also once included outlets in the Theatre District, Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, and North Adams as well.
Meju first opened in early 2015, taking over the space where a location of McDonald's had once been.
The address for Jae's Cafe (and the former Meju) is 243 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144.
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