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Dining Changes in Amherst, MA


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Dining Changes in Amherst, MA

scribos | | Jun 24, 2011 10:22 AM

Does anyone out there know about some new changes in restaurants coming to Amherst, MA soon?

I read that the manager of the incomparable beer pub, Moan and Dove in South Amherst, has been hired to run a restaurant in the space that Amherst Brewing is vacating in Amherst Center. (AB is going to a new, larger space on University Drive.) My fantasy restaurant for the vacated space is Moan and Dove 2.0 but with fabulous burgers and pub food that goes with the great beers they serve at their current space where they don't serve food. Anybody out there have details on what's planned? Things move slowly in Amherst, so I probably shouldn't let my mouth water anytime soon. I'm longing for a grown-up beer pub. Amherst Brewing didn't do it for me--kind of had that college vibe you find at Antonio's, Souper, Hanger, etc. The Moan and Dove has a more varied crowd and just lacks great pub grub to make it perfect.

There's something called Lumber Yard planned for Main St. down past the Emily Dickinson house. Any details on that?

And I read that White Hut of Springfield is coming to Amherst, probably good for takeout.

Still haven't tried Chez Albert, which is moving a bit north to another location on North Pleasant.

I've got my fingers crossed about all of the above. Anybody out there know anything about these possible new restaurants?

Moan and Dove
460 West St, Amherst, MA 01002

Chez Albert
27 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

White Hut
280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089