Arlington Center Tenant Nearly Quadruples its Operations

Arlington Center Tenant Nearly Quadruples its Operations

CHELSEA, Mass.— ACS Development Corporation, a premier property developer, announced the expansion of a current tenant in its Arlington Center property at 311-321 Broadway Street. GEMMA Italian Ristorante, an authentic family-owned Italian restaurant, is expanding its operations by 5,233 square feet and moving into the space formerly occupied by Krazy Karry’s.

“GEMMA’s success is a thrill. We are looking forward to celebrating the opening of the expanded restaurant with him in early September,” said Patricia Simboli. “The Velagoshti family has worked hard to make GEMMA a success. They offer the best authentic Italian food in the area and we are proud to have them in Arlington Center.”

GEMMA Ristorante is hoping to build upon its existing popularity by expanding the dining room to capture a broader audience. GEMMA’s former space – approximately 1,000 square feet – could only seat about a dozen people. The expansion of GEMMA’s will enable the restaurant to offer bar area seating as well as a larger family dining area and function space. Other changes include a full liquor license and several large flat screen TV’s. There will no significant changes to the menu.

“The space has a legacy of success. It is a large space with lots of possibilities for expansion,” said Ilir Velgoshti, owner of GEMMA’s. “We can’t wait to open next month and serve the residents of Arlington and the surrounding communities better than ever.”

GEMMA’s customers come from all across Arlington as well as Belmont, Lexington, Winchester, Cambridge and Somerville.

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