Thursday, January 16, 2014

Isabelle's Curly Cakes in Boston's Beacon Hill Has Closed

A cupcake place with a celebrity chef and restaurateur behind it has closed, at least temporarily.

According to a Twitter post from @lmennies of Boston Magazine, Isabelle's Curly Cakes on Charles Street has a sign out front saying that it is "closed for renovations," with the sign also saying "Please join us next month!" (Phone calls to the place went directly to voicemail.) The cupcake shop, which first opened in December of 2010, is run by Todd English and his daughter Isabelle, and features a variety of cupcakes as well as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

[January 17 update: Isabelle's Curly Cakes has put out a statement regarding its status. The note says "Isabelle’s Curlycakes is closed for a complete makeover. For the next three weeks, we will be hard at work creating a new neighborhood hangout for all our local friends. Can we tell you more? Not just yet, but be sure it will involve delicious brews and scrumptious treats. Stay tuned for our grand re-opening!" As soon as we find out what is going on with the shop, we will post another update here.]

[March 17 update: It appears that Isabelle's Curly Cakes is not being renovated after all, as Eater Boston states (via a Twitter post from @BOSFoodTours) that the space is now for lease.]

[March 30 update: A new article in The Boston Globe confirms that Isabelle's Curly Cakes has indeed closed for good, and according to property manager Jim Fay of Street & Company, Todd English has not paid the rent on the shop for months, adding that "We hope that they will pay it."]

The address for Isabelle's Curly Cakes is 81 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114. The website can be found at:

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