A 20-year-old Brookline restaurant will hold its final service in just a few days as the owners prepare to remodel the space and rebrand with a new cocktail focus. Sichuan Garden (295 Washington Street) in Brookline Village will open for the last time on October 1 before beginning its transformation into Blossom Bar.
Blossom Bar will “focus on pairing comforting flavors with unique ingredients.” The project has been rumored for quite some time and was officially announced in August 2016, although it was not clear at the time that Blossom Bar would be completely taking over the space. At sibling restaurant Sichuan Garden II in Woburn, the restaurant coexists with its two popular cocktail bars, the Baldwin Bar and the Baldwin & Sons Trading Co.
Ran Duan, a former Eater Boston Bartender of the Year, will lead the transition of his parents’ Brookline restaurant to its new form. Duan has already gained acclaim for his work leading the two distinct bar programs at the family’s Woburn restaurant. The news about Sichuan Garden’s closure, posted on the forthcoming Blossom Bar’s Instagram page, expressed thanks for the community support over the years and shared some details about what’s in store for the space.
“We will be remodeling/rebranding and we look forward to continuing to be a vital part of the Brookline Village community with our new concept,” the post read.
Stay tuned for details on a timeline for the buildout of Blossom Bar, and check in for updates on the restaurant’s Instagram page.