BOSTON — The new owners of a Boston seafood restaurant that closed in February, citing a shortage of employees, said Thursday that they will open another Boston restaurant next month.
The bistro Bella Bella Bella, which opened its doors in late February in a building that has served as a warehouse for the company since 2013, said in a statement it plans to open its second Boston location next month, according to a statement posted on its website.
The company has been trying to find enough cooks to fill the kitchen’s vacancies since February.
The announcement came as a surprise to many Bostonians, who had long speculated that Bella Bella was doomed.
Bella Bella closed in 2014 after a series of health issues and was shuttered for a year and a half.
A new restaurant called The Bruery, owned by restaurateur and chef Matt Bruery and the restaurant’s former chef, is now expected to open this spring in a former warehouse in the neighborhood where Bella Bella once was.
The Brueries said the restaurant will offer a casual dining experience that reflects the neighborhood.