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Shanti to Expand; Picco on Hiatus

DORCHESTER - The owners of the just-closed OM in Harvard Square are planning an expansion of their Dorchester restaurant Shanti, says UniversalHUB. Judging from this headline, it will be the neighborhood's first: "Good lord: Roslindale to get Indian restaurant." The second Shanti is headed for what was formerly the Cafe Rialto space in Roslindale. [UH via BRT, GS]

SOUTH END - Legendary pizza shop and ice cream maker Picco is temporarily closed "for maintenance" according to the restaurant's website. Picco will reopen on Sunday, January 13. [Official Site via CH]

DORCHESTER - Hi-Fi Pizza in Fields Corner has been shut down by the state earlier today for failure to pay over $25,000 in taxes going back to 2005. The Dorchester Reporter says "A large orange sign plastered with the words 'SEIZED' was posted on the pizzeria's front door after agents changed the locks." [DR via BRT]

BOSTON - A firm connected to Jordan Tobins, founder of the bankrupt pizza chain The Uppper Crust, is being allowed to buy four closed locations of the pizzeria despite the efforts of the lawyer who represented former employees of the company in court. But, says the Globe, she plans to file an appeal. [BG]

[Photo: Facebook/Shanti - Taste of India]

OM Restaurant

92 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617 576 2800 Visit Website

Shanti - Taste of India

1111 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02125 617 929 3900 Visit Website


513 Tremont Street, , MA 02116 (617) 927-0066 Visit Website

The Upper Crust

4 North Pendleton Street, , VA 20117 (540) 687-5666


4197a Washington Street, Roslindale, MA