by Marc Hurwitz
A new restaurant and bar is planning to come to a section of Newton that currently has few full-service dining and drinking spots, and it appears that plans for the place have been in the works for awhile.
According to a source, Ward 4 is looking to open in Auburndale, moving into a space on Auburn Street a short distance south of Commonwealth Avenue and just north of the Mass. Pike. Our source says that the upcoming spot could be serving at least some BBQ items, though the Facebook page for the place only indicates that it will be an "American" restaurant. A post within the Auburndale Library Community site hints that discussions on Ward 4 go all the way back to at least 2015, though it appears that plans are now moving forward.
Auburndale currently has only a handful of dining options, including The Knotty Pine and Bocca Bella Cafe & Bistro.
The address for this upcoming restaurant and bar in Auburndale is: Ward 4, 277 Auburn Street, Newton, MA, 02466. Its Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ward4auburndale/
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