Punjab in Arlington Center Shut Down After Burst Pipe; Closed Until Spring for Renovations
A longtime favorite in Arlington Center has shut down due to a problem that many other restaurants have gone through of late, and it looks like it won't be reopening for at least a little while.
According to a sign posted in the window of the dining spot, Punjab on Mass. Ave. apparently closed early last week after a water pipe burst, with another sign saying that the restaurant is going to have renovations made to the space and will open back up in the spring. It is not known how much damage Punjab suffered from the burst pipe, nor is it known exactly when it might reopen; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.
A number of other dining and drinking spots in the Boston area had to shut their doors due to burst water/sprinkler pipes following the record cold temperatures a bit more than a week ago, though many have since reopened.
The address for Punjab is 485 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474. Its website can be found at http://www.punjabarlington.com/
[May 6 update: The Arlington Advocate is reporting that Punjab is planning to open by the end of this month.]
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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]