Just about a week after the calendar ticked to 2016, a fire crippled
Michael Symon's restaurant Lolita in Tremont.
At the time, there wasn't much word on when things would get back to normal at the corner of Professor and Literary. Symon, of course, had/has plenty of other things on his plate, including finishing up Mabel's for its launch on East Fourth St. in the coming weeks/months.
The second floor of the restaurant and the roof were affected, as far as investigators at the scene told us. That second floor had served as offices for Symon's operations; they've since leased space in the former Visible Voice bookstore space across from Crust.
But what of Lolita itself? There was little hard information in the aftermath of the flames. Would it be a couple months? Longer?
The space that began life as Lola, Michael and Liz Symon’s first restaurant, opened 20 years ago next year.
It'll take another year before the public enjoys it again, according to Symon.