The Harvard Square Bertucci’s will be closing permanently once business ends today, according to Boston Restaurant Talk, after 25 years of service on Brattle Street. The reported reason for the shuttering is that the space’s landlord wanted a “different retailer” to occupy that spot, but it’s not yet certain what exactly will be taking Bertucci’s place.
The restaurant was allegedly willing to make changes, updates, and renovations in order to hold on to their Harvard Square real estate, but it was a no go. However, every employee at the soon-to-close location was either placed or offered a position at one of Bertucci’s 100 other properties, which includes several across Boston, two of which are also in Cambridge, in Kendall Square and Alewife. The rest of the locations are spread across New England and the Mid Atlantic, serving up brick-ovened pizza all over the Northeast.
Bertucci’s was born in Boston — in Somerville’s Davis Square, to be exact — in 1981. The original location has since closed as well.