Where other chefs of his ilk hobnob with Padma, or open up steakhouses in Vegas, Tony Maws has moved very deliberately. When he moved Craigie St. Bistrot out of its home in the 02138 all the way across town to where La Groceria used to be, he closed his old place, and focused on Craigie on Main, a larger place, giving room for a bar w/ one of the most ambitious spirits programs in town, not to mention all sorts of pasta experiments, and any number of other things.
Now, news that he's finally opening a new spot, where the Kirkland used to be, next to Dali, (or next to where the Peasant Stock used to be, if you're nasty). A, B, and C represent the former, current, and future strongholds of the Maws empire, which is to say you could walk from the old spot to the new spot to the next spot in about an hour. Evidently the new spot will be more "rustic" and "casual," which frankly there is room for, next to Craigie. The dining room side of COM has always felt a bit less neighborhoody than CSB's, and the merge of the bar and dining room menu makes it harder to get a snack at the bar than it once was. No word if the signature burger will be on the menu at the new spot, but don't bet against a strong move hot dog wise.