Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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/


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2 Comments:

Blogger Frederick Wright said...

Not really surprised this has closed - it reminded me of the old Marche Movenpick at the Pru. Lukewarm cafetaria food, horrendously chaotic selection process.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Bobby said...

for what it's worth, i went to vapiano when it first opened, and it was a really great experience. however, going back recently, the food was still good but it looked as if they hadn't performed a single piece of maintenance since the day they opened. the under-seat lights in the bar area were half out, half-flickering on and off. some of the lights on the tabletops were just flat out removed with tape (!) covering the wires. the bathroom was falling apart as well. i had to wonder if it was either going to close temporarily for some needed renovations, or just shutter for good. i just called the number and i got a generic 'we are unavailable to take your call, please try again later' response, rather than something specific to the restaurant, so i suppose we have our answer.

11:51 AM  

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