Casablanca, the landmark Harvard Square restaurant, was set to close at the end of August, according to owner Sari Abul-Jubein. Then the restaurant announced it would remain open “until at least the end of this year.”
The restaurant finally kept its promise by closing for good. Several local restauranteurs have expressed interest in the location.
The venue has been a gathering for professors, artists, writers and Bohemians for more than four decades.
Tucked under the Brattle Theatre at 40 Brattle St., Casablanca first opened its doors in 1955. Abul-Jubein put the restaurant up for sale last year, citing difficulties with competition and the economy.