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BOSTON – Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group plans a new restaurant in Wellesley, MA this coming Spring, its first suburban site, at 583 Washington St.

“Our decision to explore a suburban adaptation of our brand in Wellesley is a recipe of our strong brand recognition here in Boston, our team’s Boston-based presence, and a desire by our guests to have our signature “America’s Steakhouse” experience in their backyard,” says Michael Feighery, CEO & President of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group.

“Many of our guests at our Atlantic Wharf and Back Bay locations live in residential communities such as Wellesley and often express that they are looking for upscale dining options close to home. We are excited to deliver an iteration of our brand that will serve as the perfect destination for Sunday suppers, mid-week dinners, and local lunch dining for both business and pleasure in Wellesley, in addition to the special occasion environment that we are known for.”

Smith & Wollensky partnered with an esteemed lineup of Greater Boston area collaborators to create the new restaurant space, the company says. The restaurant will be designed by renowned Boston-based restaurant architect designer, Peter Niemitz of Niemitz Design Group, a long-time partner of Smith & Wollensky Group in producing several new restaurant and renovations projects across the country with the team. Construction Management & Builders, Inc. (CM&B) will build the restaurant and has been a leader in providing construction management services in the Northeast for over 25 years, with a focus on hospitality, restaurant and retail projects. Hospitality experts, Stys Hospitality Initiative (SHI), will lead the project management, with a seasoned senior team that brings more than 20 years each of architectural, engineering, construction and project management experience.



Andy Husbands to open new Smoke Shop in the Fort Point Channel

BOSTON – Andy Husbands will be opening a second Smoke Shop  in the Fort Point Channel on the site of the former Tavern Road. A new Old Hickory smoker will be installed, according to a published report. The original Smoke Shop in Cambridge opened in 2016.

Smith & Wollensky to open first suburban restaurant

WELLESLEY, MA – Watch for Smith & Wollensky to open its first suburban location in the west suburban Wellesley Square early next year, the company, headquartered in Boston, announces.  “Smith & Wollensky has been thriving in major cities across the US for nearly four decades. Recently we are seeing a shift in some markets where our guests yearn for a similar polished dining experience in their home town, with plenty of parking”, says President and CEO Michael Feighery. “The expectation of quality and hospitality remain high, and in a community like Wellesley and its surrounding towns we are committed to exceeding those expectations. Many of these locals know and love us in Boston and we are looking forward to serving them in our warm and welcoming suburban environment!”