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Lauded Boston Food Truck to Open Restaurant in Magoun Square

Somerville's Magoun Square is becoming a local food destination as a popular food truck plans its first brick-and-mortar storefront and a new wings restaurant is also planning to open this summer.

Pennypacker's, a small food truck company known for its porchetta sandwich, is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar location in Somerville's Magoun Square.

A Facebook post from Pennypacker's said the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals approved plans for the restaurant on May 15 and that the Magoun square eatery could open this summer.

A staff report written by Somerville's planning department says the restaurant will move into 514C Medford Street, a building that's also home to K2 Market, Caprese Pizzeria and soon-to-open King of Wings.

Primarily a takeout restaurant, Pennypacker's will have seating for 10 and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the staff report says.

Ward 5 Alderman Courtney O'Keefe, posting on Davis Square LiveJournal, said King of Wings is also slated to open this summer.

Pennypacker's currently has two food trucks, one that's regularly stationed in South Boston and another that hangs out near Boston University in Brookline.

Eater Boston says the food truck recently won "best in festival" at the Food Truck Throwdown.

Its addition to the neighborhood is helping Magoun Square become somewhat of a local food destination, with Daddy Jones, which opened in 2012, Olde Magoun's Saloon and a number of local Brazilian-food haunts.

Courtney O'Keefe May 20, 2013 at 06:47 PM
I'm thrilled Pennypacker's is coming to Magoun!
Jonathan Buck May 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Magoun moving on up like the Jeffersons
Carolyn Day May 21, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Wait. What? Only open until 7? I'm going to have to race home from work in order to enjoy during the week. Not fair. :(

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