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Chef English: Olives Could Reopen in January

Boston Police confirm construction progress.

Celebrity Chef Todd English expects to reopen the doors of Olives, his City Square restaurant, soon after the new year.

English told the Boston Licensing Board that renovations to his restaurant are nearly complete and he could welcome diners as soon as January, according to Universal Hub.

If those doors remained closed, though, it wouldn’t be the first time that English missed a projection.

After the restaurant suffered a fire in May 2010, an employee at Olives told Charlestown Patch that the eatery could open . The projection later —specifically —which came and went without any diners entering 10 City Square.

In light of that, Universal Hub reported, the board asked for an independent assessment of the restaurant’s assessment.

Boston Police Lt. Stephen Meade visited City Square three times over the past week, he told the board, and found considerable construction activity each time. That construction also appeared to be nearing completion, he said.

And English seems to have assessed the work himself while he was in town.

Twitter user julito77 reported spotting English twice in City Square shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Seamus O'Sullivan December 13, 2011 at 08:31 PM
Yawn. That place is played out like Sega. I wish a real restaurateur would come to Charlestown with a fresh concept. Lord knows I'd be a regular.
Debbie Evans December 14, 2011 at 04:23 PM
"Could" open in January. Heard that before. Agree with Seamus - we really need another restaurant (or two) in Charlestown - high and lower end. Anyone know what is happening with Friendly's?
Joshua Grab December 19, 2011 at 12:21 AM
I agree maybe Todd e could fix the mess that is figs. The menu has not changed it 7 years and he customer service is a mess!!! Move on Todd

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