Philly salad and stir-fry chain honeygrow to toss a store into Fenway this summer

Boston Business Journal | By Catherine Carlock
March 28, 2017

A Philadelphia-based salad and stir-fry chain that recently completed a $20 million funding round is expanding into Boston.

The chain, honeygrow, plans to open its first Boston location this August at 1282 Boylston St. in the Fenway neighborhood.

“Boston has always been a vibrant and interesting metro area for us,” said Justin Rosenberg, honeygrow founder and CEO, in an email to the Business Journal. “As a city steeped in history with an ever-expanding urban footprint, Boston made sense as we continue to grow our coverage of the Northeast. The energy of the city’s history combined with the influx of youth, tech, medicine and diversity make it a perfect home for more honeygrow locations in the future.”

Honeygrow will open in a 2,598-square-foot space at the Viridian apartments, a 342-unit, $200 million complex at 1282 Boylston St. adjacent to Fenway Park. Boston-based The Abbey Group opened the Viridian in June 2015. That stretch of Boylston Street has seen significant development in recent years, with Top Chef alumna ( and Boston Business Journal Game Changer) Tiffani Faison opening Sweet Cheeks Q and Tiger Mama; Samuels & Associates developing the Van Ness apartments and offices, complete with a three-level, 160,000-square-foot Target; and Skanska USA building a 212-unit apartment tower at 1350 Boylston St.

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