Masa Taqueria & Tequila Bar, Woburn’s sister restaurant to Masa’s South End location, is being sold after seven years of operation.
According to a release, Michael Kristen Aviles, widow of Masa’s owner and chef Philip Aviles, who passed away in the fall of 2015, sold the business to an unnamed restaurant group. She plans to close the Woburn restaurant after Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8.
Aviles will concentrate all future efforts towards the Masa flagship location on Tremont Street in the South End. Masa first opened in Boston in 1998. Aviles released a personal statement about Woburn’s closure and the future of the South End location:
“Thank you to all of our current and former Woburn employees, customers, neighbors, and community for your loyalty and support. We’re pleased that some of our Woburn employees will join our team at our flagship, Masa Boston, and hope that our suburban customers will visit us in Boston’s South End.
I’ve spent the last 7+ months since Philip’s passing analyzing both restaurants with my team, and decided that consolidating our operation, selling the Woburn restaurant, and focusing on Boston, was the best way to honor Philip’s vision and serve our clientele.”