by Marc Hurwitz
The people behind a restaurant and bar that is popular with Bruins and Celtics fans are expanding to a space that could become popular with Red Sox fans--and one that will take over the space where a "breastaurant" had been.
According to a source, the West End Johnnie's team plans to open Fenway Johnnie's in the Fenway, taking over the former Tilted Kilt space on Brookline Avenue. Our source sent us a link to a job posting on Monster confirming this, while a Facebook page is now up for the place as well. Based on the menu at West End Johnnie's, the upcoming Fenway Johnnie's may feature a mix of New American and classic American fare in a casual upscale environment, though no specifics on the spot have been given as of yet.
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Tilted Kilt shut down in January after being in business for less than a year; the space had previously been home to Copperfield's.
West End Johnnie's debuted on Portland Street near TD Garden/North Station as Johnnie's on the Side approximately 10 years ago; its name change came about a couple of years later.
The address for the upcoming Fenway Johnnie's is 96 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.
March 27 update: Eater Boston states that Fenway Johnnie's hopes to open in time for the Boston Marathon (which takes place on Monday, April 16) and that its menu will be slightly different from that of West End Johnnie's, though with some similarities as well.
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