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Temporary Shutter Updates: Il Casale Reopens; Cafe Madeleine Remains Closed; More

Fires and other damage have caused a number of recent temporary restaurant closures

Il Casale Belmont
Il Casale Belmont

BELMONT — Closed since a January 7 fire in the ductwork, Il Casale's Belmont location reopens today with its full staff still onboard, "subtle" aesthetic updates (but no major changes), and a few new dishes. "We have missed seeing the faces and touching the tables of each and every one of our beloved guests," the Il Casale team wrote in an email newsletter to customers. "Our chefs have been busy setting up the line to cook your tried and true favorites, as well as introduce some new dishes. Our staff is eager to serve and awaits the moment that you fill our space with your convivial spirits." 50 Leonard St., Belmont

SOUTH END — Cafe Madeleine took a seasonal vacation throughout February but now remains closed for the month of March to deal with "damage that will take some time to repair." If all goes as planned, the reopening will be on April 1. 517 Columbus Ave., Boston

DOWNTOWN CROSSING — JM Curley has a lot of repairs to do following massive flooding due to a burst pipe last month. The team is aiming for a March reopening and also hinted at popping up somewhere for a burger night at some point. 21 Temple Pl, Boston

BROOKLINE VILLAGE — Cutty's temporarily shuttered last month to push into the adjacent space, renovations that were slated to take about two weeks. The current plan is to re-open this week; keep an eye on Cutty's Instagram account for updates and sneak peeks of the new space. 284 Washington St., Brookline

KENDALL SQUARE — An August fire caused long-term closures for four restaurants at One Kendall Square — The Blue Room, Belly Wine Bar, Flat Top Johnny's, and Beantowne Coffee House. Beantowne has been documenting its rebuilding process on Facebook and is heading for a mid-May reopening, while The Blue Room and Belly Wine Bar are also trying for May. Flat Top Johnny's — which was putting in flooring a few days ago — is shooting for mid-April. 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge

Beantowne Coffee House

1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 621-7900 Visit Website

jm Curley

21 Temple Place, , MA 02111 (617) 338-5333 Visit Website


One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 617 494 0968 Visit Website

The Blue Room

1411 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60605

il Casale Cucina Italiana and Bar

50 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478 (617) 209-4942 Visit Website

Flat Top Johnny's

1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 494-9565 Visit Website

Cafe Madeleine

517 Columbus Avenue, , MA 02118 (857) 239-8052 Visit Website


284 Washington Street, , MA 02445 (617) 505-1844 Visit Website