Spring 2008 openings and closings
Panificio in the Back Bay closed on 4/1/08.
Dairy fresh Candy in the North End is "closed for renovations" but was pretty thin on merchandise during my last two visits. At Neptune I heard the Dairy Fresh owners were "weighing their options."
La Voile is opening for lunch on 4/30 and the patio is now open as are most of the patios on Newbury.
There is a new shop with something going on about cupcakes opening on Mass Ave near Marlborough Street. Signs are in the windows and I heard it is to be a branch of a Hyde Park bakery.
I saw a story in the Courant that talked about a martini bar opening not far from The Modern condo complex. Sounds like Bob's Southern Bistro space to me, but the story identified it as a project of the folks behind the Parrish Cafe. I wonder if this means that Night Town is a dead duck, or has new backers, or what.
Noticed while passing on the 66 bus:
Bottega Fiorentina in Brookine Village has closed (the original, in Coolidge Corner, is still open.) Sign posted says "Coming soon - Bottega di Capri, Under New Management" so I don't expect a huge change.
Nori Sushi has closed, to be replaced by another sushi place, I couldn't make out the name. "All natural and organic sushi," it says.