Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Building Facade at Taam China in Brookline Collapses

by Marc Hurwitz

A building in Brookline housing a Chinese restaurant has suffered damage in an overnight facade collapse, though the exact extent of the damage--and the status of the dining spot--is not yet known.

Universal Hub is reporting (via a Twitter post from the Brookline Police Department) that the facade at Taam China on Harvard Street crumbled to the sidewalk at around 4:30 AM today, with a photo showing that the front area is taped off this morning--and a new photo posted by @rgoulston shows that more of the facade collapsed as crews were securing the space. It is not known when the restaurant might be able to open again, so keep checking back for updates. (No injuries were reported in the collapse.)

Taam China is known for its glatt kosher Chinese cuisine, with the place offering such items as chicken dumplings, steamed whole fish, orange-flavored beef, veal with garlic sauce, deep-fried eggplant, beef lo mein, and veal fried rice.

The address for Taam China is 423 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. Its website can be found at http://www.taamchina.us/

[November 7 update: The Jewish Advocate states that Taam China has reopened.]

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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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