Monday, June 30, 2008

D Street Cafe

A new restaurant, the D Street Cafe, will soon open on South Boston’s Waterfront

Darryl Settles, a Boston Restaurateur, Real Estate Developer, and founder of the Beantown Jazz Festival, is the owner of this new restaurant. He wants to create a "fun family-based casual restaurant that would feature fresh quick-serve food, ice-cream and music.”

The D Street Café, located at 600 D Street in South Boston's Maritime Park, will officially open on July 3, 2008 and will an 80-seat outdoor restaurant serving fun, fresh, casual fare such as: grilled burgers, hot dogs, fresh sandwiches (including lobster rolls), salads and fresh local ice cream, as well as, “Grab-and Go” items. The restaurant will be a seasonal venture operating each year from: May - October and hours of operation will be: Monday – Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00am to 7:00pm, Thursday: 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Extended hours on Thursday are set for special live music acts ranging from Jazz, Latin, Reggae and other world music. On the days that live music will not be featured a DJ from New York has been commissioned to prep a virtual soundtrack for daily operations.

The South Boston Maritime Park sits at the center of Massport's extensive redevelopment area in the Commonwealth Flats district of South Boston. Massport goals for the park design were: to evoke the maritime ambience of the working harbor in concept, materials and execution; to create a "signature park" that would attract a mix of neighborhood residents, local employees and visitors to the waterfront; to create a contemporary public park would serve the day-to-day needs of the area as well as being a location for special / seasonal events.

The overall objective of the park is to provide additional public green space along the waterfront that supports a range of activities that are inviting to a broad range of people. These include those working or living in the immediate area, and South Boston residents and visitors (Convention-goers, tourists, restaurant patrons, etc.). The programming and design of the park are focused on a maritime theme that celebrates both the heritage and contemporary activities of the Port of Boston. The park is located adjacent to and complements the existing Eastport Park.

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