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Construction Alters Operations for a Trio of Businesses in Central Square

Cinderella’s is closing permanently, Patty Chen’s will close for a while, and Toscanini’s production space will move

Cinderella’s will close on October 28 after more than two decades in business.

Construction in Cambridge’s Central Square will impact several restaurants, one of which will close permanently, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. As crews prepare to build out a boutique hotel at 907 Main St., Cinderella’s prepares for its last day in business, while Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room gets ready to close for six to eight months before relocating to a new section of the building that will be added during construction.

Cinderella’s, long known for its menu of pizza, pasta, other Italian classics — and late-night hours — will close for good on October 28. The restaurant has been around for more than 20 years, getting a big renovation in 2015.

Its next-door neighbor Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room will also shut down on October 28, though the restaurant will return next year, within a new section of the building. Its new space will be larger, allowing for the addition of a bar.

Meanwhile, local ice cream favorite Toscanini’s will remain open during and after construction within its current space, eventually becoming part of the hotel’s lobby, as Wicked Local reports, but it will move its production space.

“Toscanini's will happily remain at 899 Main St. for many years,” owner Gus Rancatore told Eater in an email. The ice cream shop may close temporarily this winter to accommodate construction schedules, but Rancatore said the business will work with landlord Patrick Barrett to minimize any inconveniences.

Meanwhile, Toscanini’s will relocate its production to a larger space in East Cambridge at First Street and Rogers, near the Helmand and the Similans, a move that will also include retail space, though specifics have not yet been finalized. This bigger space will be helpful since the company also provides ice cream for B.Good, the Nut House in Provincetown, and the Four Seasons, among other spots.

Update, October 27: Cinderella’s ended up closing on October 21.

Cinderella's in Cambridge's Central Square Is Closing [BRT]
Construction of New Boutique Hotel Begins in Central Square [WL]

Cinderella's Restaurant

901 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 576-0280 Visit Website


899 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 617 491 5877 Visit Website

Patty Chen's Dumpling Room

907 Main Street, , MA 02139 (617) 491-6616 Visit Website