Yesterday, we received word that the Columbus Ave branch of small plate and wine emporium Piattini will be closing after Saturday. Few details were offered in the email, which simply states that the proprietors were “unexpectedly approached by someone interested in taking over the space.” Owner Josephine Oliviero is not dismayed: “I’ve been so busy with our new projects that it made sense. This will allow me to concentrate on the expansion of the Newbury Street Piattini concept.” The email further offers that new locations, as well as specialty food and import items are in the works.
We know what you’re probably thinking. “What about Class in a Glass, Piattini’s Monday wine tasting series that currently takes place at the Columbus Ave location?” Good question. At the moment, all Class in a Glass information has been taken off of the official site. When we called to ask, we were told that nothing would be decided until next week. For the sake of Boston oenophiles, we hope they continue the series. In the meantime, we guess we’ll have to nibble on our carpaccio while staring at Newbury Street fashionistas instead of the South End baby brigade.