A few months ago, it was reported that the owner of the only Scottish restaurant in Boston planned to take over a nearby space that had been vacated by restaurants, bars, and music/art venues. Now we understand that this will actually be a cooperation between the two.
The universal hub is report (Via Facebook postal In the Jamaica Plains group page), Jason Waddleton of Haven will work with Kathie Mainzer and the Bella Luna/Milky Way team to open a dining venue and event/music venue in the Bella Luna/Milky Way space of the old Haffenreffer Brewery at Amory Street Complex. Mainzer provided more information in a Facebook post, including the following:
With the help of the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund, we will be able to support many small businesses through this project; from struggling in a challenging pandemic and being able to maintain an open haven, to the development of a Jamaican Plains community with no rent for one and a half years The company, and then all the local small business suppliers who are patiently waiting for us to be able to pay our bills. In addition, we thank the Bella Luna community for stepping up without support and helping to fill the gap in paying employees’ wages while we formulate strategies to maintain our business. Through cooperation, we are able to complete small business suppliers and introduce an updated concept that prioritizes the work of former Bella Luna employees. Haven on Perkins Street will remain open and maintain these jobs.
The post stated that Waddleton will serve as general manager and operating partner, and also mentioned that the location hopes to open in December.
Bella Luna and The Milky Way were closed in June last year after entering the brewery in 2009; previously, both were located at the corner where The Haven is currently located, and the Milky Way includes bowling in this space.
The address of the Bella/Luna/Milky Way space is 284 Amory Street, and the address of The Haven is 2 Perkins Street.