A new French Restaurant opens in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts building

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.

The restaurant which was launched on the 27th of August with a star studded opening with such dignitaries such as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

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”

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served from 7:30 am through 10 pm and the bar will stay opened until Sunday through Wednesday and until 1 am Thursday through Saturday.

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.

To read more about this story on the website Eater  and on Metro.us  (Photos credits both Eater and Metro.us)