Mid-range eatery and endearing, neighborhood Italian cafe, Il Posto, will close on August 14 at 5 p.m. A Facebook message announced that, “It will reopen under new ownership in September.” However, it is unclear what kind of restaurant it will become when it reopens.
A call to the restaurant answered few questions, except that the new owners are “keeping some things,” but others “will change.”
Madison Curry opened Il Posto in the Dryades neighborhood nearly 10 years ago. It quickly began a comfortable and reliably-good neighborhood spot to linger over wine, coffee, paninis, salads, and an incredible white bean hummus. A report on NOLA.COM confirmed that after a period of financial struggle for the restaurant, Curry is moving to New Jersey to be with her fiancé and plans to change careers.
The closure announcement, made on the restaurant’s Facebook page and first reported by Helen Freund, said, “We have loved being your neighborhood café over the last ten years-- so many familiar faces that have become friends. It has been our pleasure to serve you and to be part of the fabric of life in New Orleans. We have been so lucky to have had such wonderful, loyal customers, employees, and friends. We wish the best to all of you. And we’ll miss seeing you every day.”
The Facebook post promises specials all week and festivities on Monday, August 14.
Note: Eater has reached out to find out who the new owners are and will update this post as more information becomes available.