A while back we noted, somewhat warily, that the dark ‘n moody bohemian playground Casablanca was going up for sale. Now it seems they’re closing for good. Casablanca has been around since Warhol Sixties Superstar Edie Sedgwick used to try to cop drinks underage—a holdover from a grittier, more eccentric Harvard Square.
The Globe says that it will shut down at the end of August and that owner Sari Abul-Jubein will focus on his Fresh Pond project, Casbah, which will be renamed Fat Man Cafe and serve barbecue. Leading up to the closure, Abul-Jubein will serve a special menu at Casablanca and feature “other surprises.”
We’ll comfort ourselves with the knowledge that the neighborhood now has a ginormous two-level Panera.