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Shake Shack to Open in Newton's Chestnut Hill Shopping Center

The New York City-based burger joint will open in the space formerly occupied by Rugged Bear.

Updated with an official statement from Shake Shack.

In a press release sent to Newton Patch Tuesday evening, Shake Shack officially announced it will open a location at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center in 2013. 

The Shake Shack, a New York City-based burger chain, has a dozen locations in the United States. The Chestnut Hill spot, which will fill the former Rugged Bear location, will be the first Shake Shack in Massachusetts.

“With its proximity to Boston College, Chestnut Hill is a thriving community to bring Shake Shack,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti said in the press release.  “We’re thrilled to make Boston our new home, and we look forward to bringing Shake Shack to other compelling sites in great neighborhoods in the Boston area.”

Posted earlier:

Following news earlier this year that the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center , another big name has announced its plans to move into the Route 9 retail destination.

Shake Shack, a New York City-based burger and custard restaurant, plans to move into the 3,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Rugged Bear, the Boston Globe reported today.

Check out the Boston Globe article for the full Shake Shack story. 

According to the chain's website, Shake Shack has a dozen restaurants on the East Coast and one location in Dubai. The Chestnut Hill spot will be the first in Massachusetts. 

The Chestnut Hill Shopping Center has undergone some serious changes in the last couple of months with . WS Development, the firm that owns the property, also  to make way for more retail and office space. 

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