Thursday, July 24, 2014

Update: Figs in Boston's Beacon Hill Reopens After Being Closed for Renovations

[Ed Note: This article was updated on August 3 to reflect the fact that the restaurant is open once again.]

It looks like a Beacon Hill dining spot owned by a celebrity chef and restaurateur has closed for at least awhile.

A Twitter post from yesterday indicates that Todd English's Figs on Charles Street is closed for renovations, with another poster on the site saying last week that the place was temporarily closed for renovations. (A check on the place by Cappy in Boston this morning indicates that the sign out front says "temporarily closed for renovations.") Calls to the establishment last night went unanswered (no voicemail) and there is no mention of the closure on the Figs website or Facebook page.

Other Todd English restaurants in Boston have closed permanently over the past several years, including Bonfire in Park Plaza, Kingfish Hall in Faneuil Hall, and Olives in Charlestown, and another spot on Charles Street had closed for what it said was renovations earlier this year, with Isabelle's Curly Cakes ultimately closing rather than being renovated. It is not yet known whether this is the case with the Beacon Hill location of Figs; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here. (The location of Figs on Main Street in Charlestown remains open.)

[July 25 update: According to a post on their Facebook page, Figs will apparently be reopening, with the message saying "Figs On Beacon Hill will be temporarily closed this week for a few days while we take care of some minor repairs. We'll be back in action in no time and we will keep you posted."]

[August 3 update: A poster on the Chowhound site mentions that Figs on Charles Street is open once again.]

The address for Figs in the Beacon Hill section of Boston is 42 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

Thanks to @PatrickMBoston of Maguire Promotions for initially bringing this to our attention.