Monday, October 17, 2016

Building Housing Piattini in Boston's Back Bay Hit by Fire

A fire last night in the Back Bay of Boston caused major damage to a Newbury Street building, and one of the businesses affected by the blaze is an Italian eatery and wine bar.

According to several Twitter posts from the Boston Fire Department, the building housing Piattini sustained approximately $900,000 in damage in a fire that reportedly began on the first floor of the structure, with the fire department first getting word of the blaze around 6:18 PM. Based on a tweet from @MstrGoodmorning, it looks like the windows at Piattini--which resides in the basement--were smashed, while one of the Twitter posts from the fire department last night mentioned that Fire Investigators were on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze. A Facebook post from the restaurant says "Fire is out, happy to report everyone is fine. Big Thank you to our chef  Luis for helping evacuate the building. Fire started in the Gallery above us. Thank you for all the well wishes ...we love you!"

It is not yet known how long Piattini might be closed, nor is it known the exact extent of the damage to the place.

The address for Piattini is 226 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116. Its website can be found at http://piattini.com/

[November 23 update: A Facebook post from Piattini indicates that the restaurant remains closed, but that it hopes to reopen within the next two weeks.]

[December 1 update: According to a press release, Piattini will reopen early this month and it have a redesigned interior as well as an updated menu and expanded beverage program.]

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