The Maharaja, a glitzy Harvard Square Indian restaurant, could reopen around March after closing to repair damage from a fire back in June 2014, reports Cambridge Day. The second-story venue, located in the Galeria building, overlooks Winthrop Square Park. Other restaurants in the building — Shake Shack, Wagamama, and a few others — reopened right away, escaping damage from the June 9 fire.
As of last week, the restaurant was in the "final stages of the permit process for construction," according to Cambridge Day, citing information The Maharaja partner Raj Punjabi provided at a licensing commission hearing. Punjabi estimated that construction would take six to eight weeks. There will be "a little more space," but otherwise, not much will change in the appearance of the restaurant.
UPDATE, 1/20: The Maharaja now projects a reopening in the end of March, acknowledging that it's difficult to predict various construction and permitting issues that arise.