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Campo di Fiore Harvard Square - closed??

Splendid Spatula Jul 8, 2006 08:05 PM

Does anyone know why Campo di Fiore in Harvard Square closed? Husband went by on Friday, found it closed up tight, and the sign gone. The security guard said it was closed for good. This is a loss to the Harvard Square lunch scene!

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  1. maillard RE: Splendid Spatula Jul 8, 2006 09:20 PM

    Oh no!!! I'm so sad. I only got to have their glorious breakfast sandwich once. :(

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      EllenMM RE: Splendid Spatula Jul 8, 2006 10:51 PM

      I heard that HU raised the rent so much that the owners were unable to afford the increase. It appears that HU wants to use all the space in the Holyoke Ctr. for their own affiliates - Harvard Univ. Health Ser., Univ Press, etc. I don't know if Campo di Fiore plans to move somewhere else in the Square, but we can always hope.

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        PennyC RE: Splendid Spatula Jul 9, 2006 01:48 AM

        Is this the same company that opened last year at BU? I keep meaning to try it but haven't been around there at meal time.

        Campo de' Fiori
        580 Commonwealth Avenue
        Boston, MA 02215
        Phone: (617) 236-2066

        If it is, it doesn't help for Harvard Sq lunches but at least it might give you a destination for your favorites.

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          psora RE: PennyC Jul 10, 2006 06:17 AM

          That location has been closed the last couple of times I've been by (including this past Sun afternoon). Is my timing just off or is there maybe something larger going on with the company...

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            Joanie RE: psora Jul 10, 2006 11:03 AM

            I too noticed them closed on Sun. recently and had assumed they're closed Sundays during summer. Or some shortened summer schedule in general with the students gone. Hopefully that's the case.

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              mhoffman RE: Joanie Jul 10, 2006 12:55 PM

              Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they closed or had limited hours during the summer. I'm leaving the Square soon, but I love my Spring Sandwich (marinated porobella, fresh mozz, avocado, greens, tomato)!

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                Splendid Spatula RE: mhoffman Jul 10, 2006 05:12 PM

                No really, they are closed. This was a Friday lunch time when he went by, and the security guard said they were closed permanently.

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                psora RE: Joanie Jul 15, 2006 09:37 AM

                Apparently it's not just Sundays or even weekends. I thought I'd seen it closed other days and went past it yesterday (Friday) noontime and it was closed tight. Maybe they closed for the summer.

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                  maryv RE: psora Jul 15, 2006 03:28 PM

                  I'm confused, sorry. Are you saying that the Comm. Ave. location, not just the Harvard Square one, has also been closed? :-(

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            benzelig RE: Splendid Spatula Jul 10, 2006 11:58 AM

            There may be a branch in Weston center

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              EmJ RE: benzelig Jul 10, 2006 12:51 PM

              There is one off of Church Street in Weston Center. It's fabulous.

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                Blumie RE: EmJ Jul 10, 2006 04:41 PM

                It's actully on Boston Post Road, the main "drag" in Weston Center off of Route 20. It's in a little shopping center with an Omni Supermarket, behind Puopolo Hardware.

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              cmurtaugh RE: Splendid Spatula Jul 11, 2006 08:39 PM

              It's true, it's closed... here's an email I received from them on June 30:

              Unfortunately Yes, it has closed for ever....Impossible to renew the lease
              at the going rate...we wish you the best and if you miss our food please
              visit us at our new BU Boston location at 580 Commonwealth Avenue.

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                Bos_Eat RE: Splendid Spatula Aug 8, 2006 02:51 AM

                Yes, unfortunately - ALL of Campo's locations have been closed Forever.
                That is really too bad.

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