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The Shutter: Maremma Will Finally Close

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West Village: Maremma, Cesare Casella's failed relocating Tuscan restaurant, will finally serve its last meal this Saturday night. A commenter reported as such this morning, but we're just now taking a look at the official Cesare goodbye email. The back story: the three year old Maremma went on and off the Deathwatch list over the past two years and finally went on the market in mid-April. They announced they would be moving the restaurant to Midtown to a bigger and better location. Two weeks ago we all learned that the team behind Dell'Anima would be taking over the space, officially freeing up Casella for his move (and his plywood Salumeria). We've heard Cesare has been calling up his very best customers and sending out the following email to the rest:

Dear Friends,
On Saturday, June 28th, after three remarkable years, Maremma will serve its last dinner at 228 West 10th Street. Thank you for your support, loyalty, and friendship. Although I will miss all of you, I plan to reopen Maremma soon in a new location and will update you on my progress.
In the meantime, I'm delighted to announce that this fall I will be opening Salumeria Rosi, a specialty Italian gourmet grocery and wine bar on the Upper West Side. I'm very excited about this new concept and hope I will see you there.
Again, thank you for eating at Maremma. I will miss you all and look forward to seeing you in the very near future.
Grazie Mille,
Cesare Casella

· EaterWire AM Edition: Team Dell'Anima Taking Over Maremma Space [~E~]
· Rumors Confirmed: Maremma On the Market, Moving to Midtown [~E~]

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