Chez Panisse to Reopen June 10

A crane hoisted a huge new steel frame into place today.

They're just a week behind the previously discussed schedule, and today Chez Panisse announces that they're aiming to reopen by June 10. The downstairs restaurant and upstairs café have been closed since that minor electrical fire on March 8 turned out to have caused some not-so-minor damage. The Scoop brings a few photos of a new steel structural frame that was installed today (here's another at left, via Facebook). The building has always been only wood-framed, but the new bit of hardware will get clad in wood so no one will know the difference, and it will provide some extra support for the damaged front portion of the building. [Scoop, Earlier]