It's official: As expected, the Prudential food court will close for good after business hours tonight to make way for Eataly. Boston Restaurant Talk noted The Shops at the Prudential Center posted a note on their website announcing the plan.
The closure affects nine businesses:
- Ben & Jerry's
- Boston Chowda Co.
- Flamers Burgers & Chicken
- Panda Express
- Paradise Bakery & Cafe
- Qdoba Mexican Grill
- Regina Pizzeria
- Sarku Japan
The food court is being engulfed by Mario Batali's three-floor "galleria of gastronomy," which will also take up space in a Pru-adjacent building currently being constructed. Eataly is slated to open in late 2016.
The food court closes at 9 p.m. tonight.