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.

Groovy Ice Cream Chain Setting Up Shop in Watertown

Watertown residents will soon be able to grab a Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey right in their own backyard. Arsenal Yards announced on its Instagram feed that Ben & Jerry’s will be coming to the redeveloped Arsenal Mall. View this post on Instagram We’ve got a sweet, sweet surprise for you… Guess who’s opening in this gorgeous building later this year?! {yes, you’re going to want to tell your friends 🙌} .

ICYMI: Watertown Featured on WCVB’s Chronicle

Watertown was featured as part of a recent episode of WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle. The piece focused on what residents already know: Watertown is the place to be! They highlighted the town’s Armenian community and visited Massis Bakery, and visited the Cigar and Lounge in the East End. The piece also touched on the major building boom, including the remaking of the Arsenal Mall into Arsenal Yards and the biotech boom. And don’t forget New Rep Theatre and its upcoming production of Hair the musical.

Shake Shack Hosting Grand Opening Event in Watertown

The ShackBurger is one of the offerings at Shake Shack’s new location at Arsenal Yards. {Updated Dec. 18, 2019, at 8:45 p.m. The restaurant announced it will not be serving alcohol during the event,}

Massachusetts’ latest Shake Shack opening will be at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, according to an announcement from the company. The announcement reads:

More Shacks to Massachusetts! Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce that to celebrate their newest Boston area location, the Arsenal Yards Shack will host a grand opening holiday event from 11AM – 10PM on Saturday, December 21st.

High-Tech Sushi Experience Coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

Guests can order by touch screen, or grab food off the conveyor belt at Kura Sushi, which is coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. The following announcement was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties and Wilder are excited to announce that Kura Sushi will bring its high-tech sushi experience to Arsenal Yards in Watertown — the first New England location for the Japanese brand. The unique and immersive “Kura Experience” offers a revolving selection of sushi on a conveyor belt that cruises by each table, enabling guests to pluck their desired dish off the belt. Expected to open in summer 2021 within a 2,800 square foot store, diners will be able to also place an order via a touchscreen panel at their seat and have their selections delivered directly to their table.  

“Kura Sushi is a spectacularly popular and creative global dining experience that we are thrilled to bring to the Arsenal Yards community,” said Bill McQuillan, Principal at Boylston Properties. “In our efforts to create a true urban village, we hope this eclectic array of restaurants will offer a little something for everyone. Kura Sushi is an ideal addition to the already exceptional Arsenal Yards line-up of diverse cuisines.”

With 24 locations in the U.S., and more than 450 locations in Japan and Taiwan, Kura Sushi offers traditional Japanese cuisine made with the freshest premium ingredients.