Sunday, October 06, 2013

Modern Pastry in Boston's North End Is Taking Over Space Where Piccola Venezia Had Been

[Ed note: This article was updated on October 8 to reflect new information given, including confirmation that Modern Pastry will be moving into the space.]

Last week we reported that an Italian restaurant in the North End was apparently looking to close, with a popular pastry shop possibly moving into the space. Now we have been able to confirm the first part of the article, though we have not yet confirmed the second part.

According to a Twitter post from Patrick Maguire of the Server Not Servant blog, Piccola Venezia at 263 Hanover Street has indeed shuttered, with a sign in the front window saying that "After 32 years we have closed our doors. Thank you to all our loyal customers over the years." Earlier we had mentioned that the dining spot had been looking to close yesterday, and that appears to have indeed been the case. Also mentioned last week was the possibility that Modern Pastry--which is currently at 257 Hanover Street--could move into the space, but there is no confirmation on this just yet. (As soon as we receive more information, we will post an update here.)

[October 8 update: A segment on WBZ Newsradio 1030 yesterday confirmed that Modern Pastry will indeed be moving into the space vacated by Piccola Venezia, with the move possibly being completed sometime before Christmas.]

[December 5 update: mentions that Modern Pastry plans to operate in both its existing location and in the new location next door where Piccola Venezia had been. The post also indicates that the new space could be a bakery-cafe with takeout service that possibly has beer, wine, and cordials.]

[May 8, 2014 update: A new article from indicates that the new space for Modern Pastry is now open, with an Instagram photo from conciergeboston showing the interior of the shop.]

[New article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Comfort Food Items from Boston-Area Restaurants]

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