Stillwater Plans to Open in Former Townsman Space in Downtown Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

A new restaurant is planning to open in the heart of Boston, taking over the space where an award-winning dining spot had been until closing last year.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Stillwater is looking to open on Kingston Street in the former Townsman space, with the listing mentioning that the restaurant would have two rooms along with an outdoor patio that would be used during the warmer months. The notice shows the manager of the place being Sarah Wade, which may be the same person who is the general manager and executive chef of Lulu's in Allston and who is known in part for her appearance on the Food Network's "Chopped" early last year. Very little is known on Stillwater at this point in time, so keep checking back for updates.

Townsman, which was a high-end restaurant featuring regional fare with global influences, closed last summer after being in business for approximately 3 1/2 years. The dining spot received much praise during its time in operation, including getting a "best of" from Boston Magazine in 2015 and being included in Food & Wine's restaurants of the year list for 2016.

The address for the proposed Stillwater is 120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA, 02111.

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