Posto Moving To Assembly Row, Toca Chida Debuting New Concept

A new wave of food & beverage options is coming to Assembly Row this year including local concepts Posto (5,965 SF) and Toca Chida (5,420SF). Plus, Amelia’s Taqueria (1,490 SF) just opened their fifth, fast-casual location on Revolution Drive next to Mike’s Pastry.

Posto, a longtime Somerville favorite, will open a new takeout market/cafe alongside their full-service dining room. Customers can expect to find Posto staples on the menu including handmade pasta, grilled meats, fish and poultry, and their famous Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Toca Chida, a full-service restaurant and bar, is the latest culinary venture by Chef and Restaurateur Chris Damian. The restaurant will feature a playful twist on Latin American cuisines, complete with an extensive bar program centered around agave-based spirits.

“Bringing Posto to Assembly Row is a terrific addition for everyone – hotel guests, visitors, shoppers and residents alike,” said David Middleton, Vice President and General Manager of Assembly Row. “We are continuously looking to deliver a healthy mix of local and national concepts to provide a diverse selection for the community. We hope the addition of Posto, Toca Chida and Amelia’s Taqueria give our customers even more reasons to come back and visit.”

In addition to these new tenants, in the past year Assembly Row welcomed the following restaurants, each of which introduced new concepts and cuisines to the neighborhood:

  • Pokemoto, Hawaiian style poke bowls, opened March 2024
  • An Nam, Vietnamese grill, opened November 2023
  • Tribos Peri Peri, inspired by cuisine from Portugal, Mozambique, and Southern Asia, opened Summer 2023

About Assembly Row:

Assembly Row is one of Greater Boston’s fastest growing neighborhood destinations. Conveniently located along I-93 and with direct access to Downtown Boston via the Orange Line and its dedicated MBTA station, Assembly Row is a dynamic neighborhood that offers first-class working, living, shopping, entertainment, and dining experiences. Assembly Row boasts over one million square feet of office space, 1,500 residential units, a 158-room Autograph Collection Hotel, and over 500k square feet of retail, restaurant, and entertainment. When fully built across 40 acres along the Mystic River, the Assembly Row neighborhood will feature a total of 635,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 2.0 million square feet of office space, and 1,800 residences.

Assembly Row currently offers more than 40 national brands, including Sephora, Warby Parker, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and J. Crew Factory. Entertainment options include the 12-screen AMC Assembly Row 12 and IMAX, the only LEGO Discovery Center in New England, and Lucky Strike Social. Over 35 eateries line the Riverfront Park and streets, including Civility Social House, Shake Shack, sweetgreen, Legal On The Mystic, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Tony C’s, River Bar, Salt & Stone, The Smoke Shop BBQ and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. For more information please visit

About Federal Realty

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, Federal Realty’s mission is to deliver long-term, sustainable growth through investing in communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Its expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty’s 102 properties include approximately 3,300 tenants, in 26 million commercial square feet, and approximately 3,100 residential units.

Federal Realty has increased its quarterly dividends to its shareholders for 56 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P 500 index member and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit