Parklet partner Tacos El Charro closed

November 21, 2013
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Tacos El Charro, a Mexican restaurant at 349 Centre St. and a maintaining partner of the parklet at that address, has closed. It was sold this summer.

The new owners plan to re-open the space as “Old Havana” restaurant “soon,” Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets Executive Director Gerald Robbins told the Gazette.

They have also agreed to take on the role of parklet partner from Tacos El Charro, Robbins said.

A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two parking spaces. JP’s version is made of wood and has long, curved benches. Each of the City’s three pilot parklets is maintained by partner businesses. In Hyde Square’s case, that is Sonia’s Bridal & Quinceañera and Tacos El Charro. Each parklet cost the city between $15,000 and $25,000 to create and install.

Boston Transportation Department (BTD), the city agency responsible for the parklets, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Corrected version: A previous version of this story misspelled the restaurant’s name.