Downtown Restaurant Duo Focuses in on Space at Hood Park

Two experienced restaurateurs in the downtown area are looking to bring Tradesman concept to Charlestown, locating a brand new space on Hood Park Drive.

Mark Grzelak and Mevzad Durakovic, with Attorney Dennis Quilty, held an online meeting late last month to announce their plans for Tradesman Charlestown to be located in Hood Park at a space that had been identified as restaurant space during planning meetings a few years ago.

“We have several licenses in the City already and we’re looking to expand our Tradesman brand to Charlestown,” said Grzelak. “It’s going to be a coffee shop by morning, and a full service American restaurant for lunch and dinner. We understand what the neighborhood is and we want to be good and compliant with neighbors. We are really excited to open up a new spot to serve a really underserved market over there.”

The new spot is a large new space in The Harvey ground floor retail space.

Quilty said they would be applying for an All Alcohol Restaurant License with a 1 a.m. closing.

He said they already operate Tradesman Downtown, Louie’s on Batterymarch Street, and Fin Point Oyster Bar + Grille on Broad Street. Grzelak said the two have been working in restaurants for 15 years, and then branched out on their own about five years ago.

Their next stop will be at the Licensing Board for their restaurant and liquor license permits.

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