Vapiano in Boston's Theatre District Has Closed
A chain of fresh casual restaurants that features Italian food has closed its Boston location, and it is not yet known whether the place will reopen.
The Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog is reporting that Vapiano on Stuart Street is shuttered, with one sign out front saying that it was going to be closed for the July 4 weekend and another sign saying that it is closed for renovations. A note sent to the restaurant has gone unanswered, and others in the media (including The Boston Globe) have not had any luck getting answers, either.
Vapiano first opened in Boston in the summer of 2010, being one of a handful of locations in the United States (most of them are located in Europe).
As soon as we find out the exact status of Vapiano, we will post an update here.
[July 22 update: An update from the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog mentions (via a note on the door) that Vapiano in Boston has shuttered because the franchise partner who headed up the location has returned to Germany (where he is originally from) for family reasons, and that the restaurant is "closed until further notice."]
[July 24 update: A Twitter post sent to us today seems to confirm that Vapiano in Boston is closed for good, as that location is no longer shown on the restaurant chain's website.]
The address for this now-closed restaurant in the Theatre District is: Vapiano's, 191 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the chain can be found at http://www.vapianointernational.com/vapiano/