An outpost of New York’s renowned Babbo, owned by star chef Mario Batali and his business partner, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, has been slated to open sometime late this year in Boston’s Fort Point District. But according to a brief note posted this week on Batali’s Tumblr, it looks like plans for the project have fallen through.
"B&B Hospitality Group is saddened to announce that the project called Babbo Pizzeria and Enoteca originally slated for a fourth quarter open date in the exciting Fort Point district in Boston will not come to fruition," the post reads. "We will continue to look for the perfect location to serve the exciting and vibrant Boston community."
In other Bastianich-related news, Greenwich Time reported over the weekend that he is rumored to be opening up a restaurant in the Connecticut town, in the space on Greenwich Avenue that was last home to Thataway Café. We reached out to Bastianich’s rep, who advised that he’s in fact not planning on opening anything in that location. When contacted, the Greenwich Time reporter told us that she had heard that "another famous chef is in fact opening there," so it looks like there’s still some intrigue surrounding this prime storefront.