Friday, June 28, 2013

Papa Razzi in Chestnut Hill to Close

A small local group of Italian restaurants will be closing one of its locations this weekend, with the branch shutting down after being in business for 25 years.

The Boston Business Journal is reporting that Papa Razzi at the Mall at Chestnut Hill will shut its doors at the end of business hours on Sunday, as its lease has expired and they were unable to find a way to renew it with the Simon Property Group, which owns the mall. The article says that all other Papa Razzi locations owned by the Newport Harbor Corp. of Newport, RI--including in Boston's Back Bay, Burlington, Concord, Framingham, Wellesley, and Cranston, RI--will remain in operation. (Charles Sarkis, who founded the Papa Razzi chain, continues to run four locations in New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C.) It is not yet known what might be moving into the Papa Razzi space at the mall.

Papa Razzi first started out in the Back Bay in 1989.

The address for this soon-to-close dining spot in Chestnut Hill is: Papa Razzi, 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467.

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