Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Prudential Center Food Court Sets Closing Date of June 25 to Make Way for Eataly

In April, we reported that a food court in Boston's Back Bay would be shutting down in preparation for an Italian emporium to take over the space. Now we have learned when it will be closing.

A note from the Shops at Prudential Twitter page says that the food court at the Prudential Center is tentatively scheduled to close after business hours on June 25, which confirms some rumors about this date indeed being when it would shutter. As mentioned earlier, celebrity chef/restaurateur Mario Batali and his business partners will be opening a location of Eataly in that space and beyond, as it will be on three floors and have 45,000 square feet of space, with a rooftop restaurant being part of the plans. It appears that the marketplace will be ready to open by the middle to latter part of 2016, joining its flagship U.S. location in Manhattan and a store in Chicago (a number of other locations can be found in other parts of the world as well).

Some of the dining spots located at the food court at the Pru include Panda Express, Boston Chowda Co, Cheeseboy, Gourmet India, Flamers, and Pizzeria Regina.

[June 25 update: A new post from the Prudential Center website confirms that the food court will indeed be closing at the end of business hours today.]

[Earlier Article]
Mario Batali's Eataly Will Open at the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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Blogger John Mc said...

Wow that's fast. It's also a huge disappointment. It's one of the few places people can congregate, and that's going away. It's also the loss of affordable food in a mall that's going increasingly upscale and is now hard to shop at as it is - now I can't even get cheap bite to eat any more.


10:48 AM  
Blogger Got Kanin said...

This is probably the saddest news I've heard about all of the construction going on around the area. As if we need another fancy restaurant around the area? I love Mario, but they should have kept the food court and located his restaurant elsewhere. Now it will feel so empty amidst all those three levels of Eataly.

10:38 PM  

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