French/Indian fusion restaurant Mantra sort of closed over a year ago in Downtown Crossing, quietly living on for a bit as an event space with different decor, but now the space is up for auction, according to the Boston Business Journal. Event bookings were still available as recently as mid-May, according to the restaurant's Twitter account.
A legal notice describes the ghost of Mantra as "a well-equipped restaurant and bar on first floor with a modern stylish bar on the lower lever for private parties that features with decorative marble and moldings." Mantra's website notes that the building was a bank around 1800, and the bar is a former tellers' cage. In February, a representative for One World Cuisine, Mantra's parent company, said that they "will be opening a[n] outpost of a smaller, intimate MANTRA soon." No word yet on whether that's still on the table. Meanwhile, the company still operates several other restaurants, including Diva in Somerville's Davis Square.
· Mantra restaurant to be auctioned [BBJ]
· All coverage of Mantra on Eater [~EBOS~]