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Enormous Harborside Restaurant Is Legal Sea Foods Latest Venture

By Anthony Silva, WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston’s newest and largest restaurant is opening in phases on the waterfront. Legal Sea Foods is opening the first phase of its newest location – Legal Harborside – at the site of the former Jimmy’s Harborside, next to the historic Boston Fish Pier.

 The new location will be Legal’s flagship, with three levels covering 20,000 square feet.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Anthony Silva reports

The new complex was built over a completely rebuild pier that had been literally falling into the sea since Jimmy’s Harborside closed after 85 years in business.

President and CEO Roger Berkowitz says the first level will be a throwback to the simple design and menu of the first Legal in Inman Square, Cambridge. The second floor will offer a wider menu with more unusual offerings. The third floor will feature retractable glass walls and a deck lounge.

When the facility is fully operational, Berkowitz says his staff will Iinclude 350 Employees. The restaurant occupies one of the buildings on the rebuilt pier, which is owned by Massport.

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