Several sources are reporting that the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has leased space to Big Night Entertainment Group to launch a new French restaurant named Explorateur.
Explorateur is a new style French California fusion type restaurant will feature fresh produce and the finest ingredients in a 5,000 square feet space which “includes a 66-seat cafe area with a marble, brass, and oak coffee bar and pastry counter; restored century-old coffered ceilings; and a private dining space called the “Library Room” that can hold up to 200 people”
The Grand lodge building which was built in 1898, houses meeting halls and the administrative offices of several Masonic entities. Despite the ludicrous and sometimes nefarious conspiracy theories swirling around Freemasons, Restaurateur Ed Kane found said he found “An open-minded community interested in bringing more exposure to the building and livening up the corner.”
The Grand Lodge building which is located on Boston Common is believed to the first in several new eateries which will hopefully begin to revitalize downtown Boston.