Sushi, as requested.
Construction just started on an exciting new Japanese restaurant here in Kendall Square. Folks in the neighborhood have been clamoring for sushi dating back to my team’s start on the Watermark (where Evoo/Za and Bosse City Club are and where Kika Tapas will be) and CityRetail and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, our client and the Landlord on this project, are super pleased to be close to delivering this use (note that Alexandria is also Area Four’s LL, as deal we worked on in 2010). The restaurant, Fuji, is a second location for a young, aggressive and exciting group out of Quincy, MA. Fuji’s team is spearheaded by chef/restauranteur, Jimmy Liang. Jimmy’s team has three other Quincy spots (teppanyaki, hot pot and Chinese – links here) and Jimmy has also been a consultant on several big-name restaurants of late, Shrine at the MGM Grand Foxwoods being one example (article here). The Fuji team has a proven record locally and brings a fresh new dining concept to Kendall Square – two themes (1, proven; 2, will add value to n’hood) that have guided CityRetail’s advisory and leasing work from day one.
Fuji’s planned opening is mid-October. Lunch, dinner, catering, full bar and sushi bar. 300 Third Street. See you there.