Barbara Lynch, a darling of the Boston restaurant scene, has surpassed “boutique” status, or has she? She has been building a restaurant complex in the historic Fort Point section of Boston to the sum of $7.5 million. The development firm building the complex that will house Lynch’s group of restaurants is investing $2.5 million for the extra systems that are needed to support her restaurant complex, while Lynch is working independently to raise the other $5 million. Check out a great article on the details at The Boston Globe. Lynch’s small restaurants include No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters and (my favorite) The Butcher Shop.
I have a tremendous about of respect for Lynch, as she built this little boutique restaurant empire from nothing – but now, as she’s getting money from big business investors, I applaud her success but struggle with calling her a boutique restauratuer. How about you?
No doubt, I will still check out the complex once it opens in the Spring. She has such vision and a unique angle on the Boston restaurant scene.