New cafe to open in Quincy Center’s West of Chestnut


Cafe Gelato, which will sell Italian artisan ice cream, coffee and fresh sandwiches, pastries and salads, has signed a lease to occupy a 1,700-square-foot storefront in the new apartment building at Chestnut Street and Cottage Avenue. The caf?s expected to open in January.

Patriot Ledger | By Patrick Ronan
November 2, 2016

Café Gelato, which will sell Italian artisan ice cream, coffee and fresh sandwiches, pastries and salads, has signed a lease to occupy a 1,700-square-foot storefront in the new apartment building at Chestnut Street and Cottage Avenue. The café is expected to open in January.

The other three retail tenants in West of Chestnut – two six-story buildings holding 169-unit luxury apartments – were announced earlier this year. Orangetheory Fitness will open in a 3,200-square-foot studio in the Chestnut Street building in January, while KKatie’s Burger Bar and Fuji at West of Chestnut are expected to open on the ground floor of the building facing Hancock Street later this fall.

Café Gelato is co-owned by Denise Santini, Giancarlo Baldini and Daniele Buzza, all Quincy residents. Santini also owns Casa Razdora, an Italian restaurant in downtown Boston.

West of Chestnut, a $60 million project led by developer Gate Residential and investor Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance, is the first in a line of mixed-use private construction projects planned for a downtown area that’s seeking a major identity change. Construction is already underway for Cliveden Place – two six-story buildings holding 56 condos and retail space at 1545 Hancock St., the site of the old Woolworth’s department store.

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