Columbus Fish & Oyster is preparing its Theater District launch. The Columbus Hospitality Group — powerhouse restaurateurs behind Mistral, Teatro, Sorellina, Mooo, and L’Andana — confirms to us that they’ll open Columbus Fish & Oyster this fall in the old Avila space at 1 Charles St. (Avila closed a few weeks ago).
Craigie on Main Chef Tony Maws’s team tells us that he’ll close his Central Square restaurant for a few days to make upgrades accommodating his busy dining room. We’re told Maws is in the process of installing a new “cooking suite” to accommodate more customers. Meanwhile, look for his new restaurant, Kirkland Tap & Trotter, to open in late August near Inman Square with a slightly lower price point and long-time Craigie employee Danny Scampoli in the kitchen. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.