3/22/2013 01:22:00 PM

Chez Panisse Now Projects Early June Reopening

Update on the Chez Panisse reopening date - after a devastating fire on March 8, the famed eatery had hoped to reopen in April, but on their website just today they have issued the following statement:

Thank you to all of you for your continued faith in Chez Panisse as we move forward into the next phase of rebuilding after the fire on March 8th. 

The big question, of course, is: When will Chez Panisse reopen? Right now we are feeling confident that the first week of June is a realistic opening date for both café and restaurant. We had considered whether it would be possible to open the café earlier with construction still going on, but have decided to complete all construction work before opening. This will allow the builders unfettered access to the building without having to open the café on a daily basis—which would have slowed their work considerably. We are, of course, working as quickly as possible and may be able to open earlier; we will update as the rebuilding progresses. 

 We feel very fortunate to have such a passionate and motivated community behind us, and extend our thanks to the many individuals and businesses who have so generously offered their support in the cleanup and restoration process. We are all looking forward to reopening for the summer! 

 With all our gratitude, 

Alice and the Chez Panisse family

[Via Eater SF]

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