Arsenal Yards Eatery Latest to Get Outdoor Seating Permit

City Works Pour House Eatery will be coming to the Arsenal Yards, featuring 90 different beers and indoor and outdoor seating. The City Works Eatery & Pour House received permission to have temporary outdoor seating during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving Watertown 11 restaurants which have received the permits. The permits have been given as part of an effort to increase the seating at restaurants, which have had their seating restricted due to the state’s COVID-19 guidelines. Tables must be at least 6 feet apart and parties can be no bigger than six. As of June 22, restaurants can seat diners indoors, but the same social distancing requirements apply.

Watertown Adds New Ice Cream Option, Loses a Restaurant

Watertown residents can now grab their favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors at the Scoop Shop at Arsenal Yards. You win some and you lose some — in this case Watertown food options. Arsenal Yards welcomed Ben & Jerry’s this week, in a small building of its own near the City Works Eatery & Pour House and The Majestic 7 movie theater. For now, the “Scoop Shop” is only open for take out and delivery due to COVID-19 restrictions

Farther down Arsenal Street, Miller’s Ale House has closed. The Watertown location, which opened in early 2012, no longer appears on the list of restaurants on the Miller’s Ale House website, and Katie Sullivan, Marketing Director for the developers of Arsenal Yards — Boylston Properties, confirmed that Miller’s has shut its doors.

Grant, Mitigation Funds Will Help Pay for Arsenal Park Renovations, See Project Details

A drawing of the proposed renovation for the eastern section of Arsenal Park, near the Arsenal Yards development. The Town Council will be asked to consider funding a $1.65 million renovation of a section of Arsenal Park, but the Town will get some help paying for the project from a grant and mitigation money from the next door Arsenal Yards project. The Town received a $200,000 Housing Choice Capital Grant, which will be applied to the first phase of the Arsenal Park project, along with $500,000 in mitigation funds paid by Arsenal Yards developers Boylston Properties, Town Manager Michael Driscoll said. He added the construction bids may come in lower due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, so the might be lower than the original $1.65 million budget. The Town Council voted unanimously to let Town officials put the project out to bid.

Arsenal Park Renovation Plans to be Presented at Town Council Meeting

A drawing of the proposed renovation for the eastern section of Arsenal Park, near the Arsenal Yards development. The proposed renovation of the eastern section of Arsenal Park will be presented to the Town Council Tuesday night in a meeting to be held online. Project designers from CDM Smith will present the plans for the $1.6 million project during the May 12 Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. The agenda item is an informational presentation, and no vote will be taken. The meeting will be televised and the public can join by computer or phone (info below). The section of the park being discussed is Phase A, which is the section of the park that abuts the Arsenal Yards property.

Many Stores at Arsenal Yards Closing During Coronavirus, See How to Get Your Coffee

The recently opened Majestic 7 is one of several places at Arsenal Yards that will close temporarily due to the Coronavirus. Most of the retail stores at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards have closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the area. The new cinema and two of the new restaurants were also impacted. On Friday, Marshalls announced it will be closing its Watertown store temporarily, Arsenal Yards announced on its Facebook page:

Starting today, Marshalls at Arsenal Yards will be closed for the next two weeks. TJX has made the decision to close all their stores globally to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

Majestic 7 Movie Theaters Open for Business in Watertown

The Majestic 7 movie theaters have opened at Arsenal Yards. The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

The Majestic 7, a CW Theater, is now open and will host grand opening festivities on March 14 and 15, 2020 at its new Watertown location in Arsenal Yards. The modern seven-screen entertainment venue is just the latest of exciting openings at Arsenal Yards, the thriving 1M+ sq. foot mixed-use urban village coming to life in Watertown with 250,000 sq. ft.

New Eatery With Long Beer List Opening Soon in Watertown

A rendering of City Works, a restaurant with an extensive beer selection, which will open at Arsenal Yards in March. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Chicago-based Bottleneck Management announces the forthcoming opening of City Works Eatery & Pour House at 91 Arsenal Yards Blvd. in the Arsenal Yards development in Watertown. Slated to open to the public on Friday, March 13, this will be the tenth location of City Works in the country. Helmed by General Manager Daniels White and Executive Chef Chris Kravitz, the new restaurant offers an extensive craft beer list of over 90 local, regional, and global craft brews, complemented by classic American cuisine with chef-driven twists.

Developer Defends Watertown After Globe Article Poo Poos Town as Biotech Destination

An illustration of the biotech tower planned for Arsenal Yards. It appeared as part of an ad taken out by Boylston Properties defending Watertown as a biotech destination after a Boston Globe article that said Kendall Square is the place to be. The owners of Arsenal Yards leapt to the defense of Watertown after a Boston Globe published an article about biotech bigwigs snubbing the town as a place to set up business. The Jan. 26 Boston Globe article interviewed biotech execs and investors who said that Cambridge’s Kendall Square remains the place to be.