Friday, June 28, 2013

Update: Olives in Charlestown Has Closed Its Doors; May Move

It appears that one of Todd English's restaurants has closed down.

According to several sources (including an initial Twitter query from food writer MC Slim JB), Olives restaurant in Charlestown has shuttered, with the windows being papered over and inquiries referred to the building owner. (One contact who has a very firm source indicates that it has indeed shuttered.) The City Square dining spot had been closed for an extensive period of time after being damaged in a grease fire in the spring of 2010, with it finally reopening in the spring of 2012.

A call was placed to Todd English Enterprises a short time ago, with a call back to us expected shortly, according to the person who answered the phone.

[June 28 update: A photo sent to us confirms that a sign out front says "The premises is closed until further notice," with a note about inquiries and requests for access being directed to City Square Holdings.]

[June 29 update: The Boston Globe's Restaurant Hub blog reports that Olive's may be reopening in a new location at some point, with Todd English saying that even though he is "leaving this neighborhood" (City Square in Charlestown), there will be a "rebirth of Olives" with a "true representation of the evolution of America's hunger for freshness and diversity," though it will "also stay true to Olives Mediterranean roots."]

The address for this now-closed eatery in Charlestown is: Olives, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA, 02129.