Dear Sunnyside Mall, you’re on to something. This spring/summer has seen a nice string of locally-owned businesses opening in the strip, and downtown delicacy The Middle Spoon (1559 Barrington Street) is the latest to the party. Yes, your chocolate cravings and cocktail desires will soon be answered, Bedford.
Taking over 2,000 square feet that was once a Tim Hortons, the Spoon’s Ciaran Doherty says the aim is to be dishing out house-made cakes and pies by early fall. “We were looking at a couple of different locations wanted to be far enough from downtown that the novelty of that location didn’t go away,” he says. “We just we compared everything next to each other, plus the landlord’s mindset, and all the pieces kind of worked nicely together.” While the second Spoon will be very similar to its sister bar, it won’t have a secret speakeasy component like Noble because some things just can’t be recreated.