Sunday, June 08, 2014

Veggie Planet in Cambridge's Harvard Square to Close; Club Passim to Remain Open

A vegetarian dining spot in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge is shutting down, though the landmark music club that shares the space with the eatery will remain open.

According to a post on its Facebook page, Veggie Planet on Palmer Street is closing--though it will be business as usual at Club Passim--with the note explaining why the restaurant is closing; it states that "Since Club Passim's seating capacity was reduced in late 2011 due to fire code enforcement, and given that there is no table turnover in their concert room every night, it has become unsustainable to continue to operate Veggie Planet in that space." The post does say that they would like Veggie Planet to be able to reopen in another space under new ownership (with the hope being that it remains somewhere in Harvard Square) while they put their focus on their other eatery--Veggie Galaxy on Mass. Ave. in Central Square.

It looks like Veggie Planet will remain open until the end of August, with normal operations until then.

[August 13 update: Eater Boston states that Veggie Planet is closing on Sunday (August 17).]

The address for the soon-to-close Veggie Planet (along with Club Passim) is 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

Thanks to a poster on Chowhound for bringing this to our attention.