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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Il Posto to close, reopen under new ownership in September

Posted By on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Dryades Street Italian cafe Il Posto will close Aug. 14. - COURTESY IL POSTO/FACEBOOK
  • Dryades Street Italian cafe Il Posto will close Aug. 14.

Uptown Italian cafe Il Posto (4607 Dryades St., 504-895-2620) will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14.

The owners of the Uptown cafe made the announcement on its Facebook page Tuesday, but did not say what caused the shutter. A later edit to the announcement said the restaurant would "reopen under new ownership in September."

Owner Madison Curry opened the neighborhood eatery nearly 10 years ago.

It's the latest in a lengthening list of restaurants that have closed since spring.

Il Posto garnered a local following for its casual, quiet charm and classic Italian cooking, which included panini, meat and cheese boards, antipasto platters, soups. salads and scones.

The full statement from the restaurant, below: 
"Il Posto the Final Count Down! After almost a decade, we are sad to announce that Il Posto will be closing its doors for good at 5PM on Monday August 14th. We have loved being your neighborhood cafe 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. Please visit us for all your Posto favorites—panini, salad dressing, scones— as we count down to our final day, Monday August 14th. There will be specials all week and festivities on Monday!"

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