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Fire Updates: Piattini Building Damaged, Figs on Beacon Hill Remains Closed

The latest news after two fires

Piattini Back Bay
Piattini in Back Bay

An Italian restaurant in Back Bay is temporarily closed after a fire caused nearly $1 million in damage to the building above it, and a Beacon Hill restaurant is still closed after a fire earlier this month.

Piattini, a wine bar known for serving small plates and entrees, occupies the garden level of a brownstone at 228 Newbury St. that caught fire Sunday evening, as The Boston Globe reported. No one was injured in the fire, but officials reported approximately $900,000 worth of damage.

The restaurant posted the following message on Facebook:

Fire is out, happy to report everyone is fine. Big Thank you to our chef Luis for helping evacuate the building. Fire started in the Gallery above us. Thank you for all the well wishes ...we love you!

Eater has reached out to the restaurant and will provide any updates on the status of the restaurant.

Over on Beacon Hill, Figs remains shuttered a week and a half after fire crews had to suppress flames in the ductwork at the restaurant, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. The Todd English restaurant has another location in Charlestown, which is reportedly providing delivery to the Beacon hill neighborhood. Figs will be closed until further notice.

Update, 10/18, 8 a.m.: Piattini suffered water damage and will be out of commission for at least one week, the restaurant confirmed. The fire started in the art gallery above Piattini before spreading to upstairs apartments. The restaurant is awaiting the go-ahead to begin its rebuild.

Two-alarm fire in Newbury Street brownstone causes $900,000 in damages [BG]

Figs in Boston's Beacon Hill Remains Closed After Fire Earlier This Month [BRT]


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