[Ed note: This article was updated on April 20 to reflect new information given on the restaurant that plans to move into the space.]
An upscale Fort Point restaurant is closing after more than five years in business.
According to a message sent by local restaurant critic and food/drink feature writer MC Slim JB, Oak + Rowan on A Street is no longer open, with owner Nancy Caswell writing in an Instagram post:
It is with great sadness that I announce the sale of Oak and Rowan. We all grieve when we lose one of our favorite restaurants because they serve us more than just food. They also nourish our soul, and when they leave, part of the soul of the community they live in is gone…I want to thank every wonderful guest and employee for their support. Over the years, we have hosted thousands of guests and employed incredible staff. I am so humbled that so many people have embraced our restaurant and this amazing community has allowed us to grow and be as successful as we are.
In the post, Caswell wished “good luck to the new owner,” suggesting the space will open a new dining venue, although no details have been provided yet.
Nancy Caswell and the Caswell Restaurant Group are also behind Brine in Newburyport.
The now closed Oak + Rowan address is 321 A Street, Boston, MA, 02210.
(Editor’s note: This story was originally reported by Eater Boston.)
[April 20 update: A licensing board hearing page within the City of Boston website mentions that Fort Point Tavern plans to open in the former Oak + Rowan space, with the manager listed being William Falaro of the Broadway Restaurant Group (Lincoln Tavern, Loco Taqueria, Capo, Fat Baby, Hunter’s Kitchen). The hearing notice also seems to hint that a second restaurant–or restaurant space–may be part of the plans as well, though more should be known on April 27 when the hearing is slated to take place.]