Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Shalimar of India in Cambridge's Central Square Is Closed

A restaurant in the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge is shuttered for the time being, and it is not known when it may reopen again.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Shalimar of India on Mass. Ave. is apparently closed for renovations, with the note saying that they "hope to get back and running as soon as possible so we can get back to serving top quality Indian food." The closure appears to have taken place around the beginning of the month, as the post was put up on March 4.

Shalimar of India, which has been in business for more than 25 years, is known in part for its daily lunch buffet.

The address for this restaurant in Central Square is: Shalimar of India, 546 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at http://www.shalimarcambridge.com/

Thanks to a poster on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook page for initially bringing this to our attention.

[April 11 update: A voicemail message from Shalimar of India says that it had hoped to reopen in mid to late-March, but it remains closed and recent questions about its reopening on Facebook have gone unanswered.]

[April 25 update: A new Facebook post from Shalimar of India mentions that the restaurant will have "more information in a few weeks" on what exactly is happening with the place.]

[June 9 update: Several Facebook posts inquiring about the status of Shalimar of India have gone unanswered over the past month, and now its voicemail simply says that the restaurant is closed until further notice.]

[June 13 update: A new Facebook post from Shalimar of India says that they are now "uncertain about the future of the restaurant.]

[June 28 update: A license commission hearing agenda page seems to shed some light on the closing of Shalimar of India, as it states that "it has been closed since the winter due to a burst pipe" and that "they are waiting for insurance issues to be settled."]

[August 5 update: A new license commission hearing agenda page indicates that the future may indeed be dim for Shalimar of India, as the entry refers to two sections of Massachusetts laws--one for cancellation of its license upon cessation of the business, and another for suspension/revocation/forfeiture of its license.]

[February 24, 2017 update: It appears that Shalimar of India is officially done, as a new license commission hearing agenda page mentions that its license has been canceled.]

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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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