09 Jun HBI Welcomes Dig Inn to Old Corner Bookstore
On June 1, 2017 Dig Inn, a New York-based fast casual eatery opened its doors at 277 Washington St. It is the second of three Boston locations planned this year. The restaurant serves customizable bowls in which diners build a meal by choosing a base (such as greens, quinoa, or rice), “market sides” (for example roasted sweet potatoes, summer radish, or mac & cheese), and mains (with choices like charred chicken thigh, salmon, or meatballs). Dig Inn joins eateries Chipotle, Sweet, and Breugger’s Bagels at the Old Corner Bookstore and prides itself on using ethically sourced food from local and regional producers.
HBI’s Lisa Lewis and Kellie Vehlies stopped into the new location for lunch and enjoyed their experience. They were greeted with minimalist but modern décor, and a long but quickly moving line, manned by friendly employees. The menu, though filled with many choices, was not overwhelming and offers many different options for vegetarians and vegans.
HBI’s Old Corner Bookstore was constructed in 1718 by Dr. Thomas Crease and was his home and apothecary shop. It later housed a number
of booksellers and publishers, the most famous of which was Ticknor and Fields, publishers of many well-known American titles including Thoreau’s Walden, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Alcott’s Little Women, Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and The Atlantic Monthly. In 1960, a group of Bostonians, concerned about the impending loss of an important piece of the city’s architecture and heritage, formed Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) as a non-profit organization and pooled their resources and connections to acquire and restore the building for continued use as retail shops and commercial offices. Today, revenue from commercial leases at the Old Corner Bookstore help HBI carry out its preservation mission in Boston’s neighborhoods.
HBI welcomes Dig Inn to the Old Corner Bookstore and the Downtown Boston community!
277 Washington St
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.