Todd English closes Beacon Hill bakery

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Restaurateur Todd English has closed his Beacon Hill dessert shop, Isabelle’s Curly Cakes, the latest setback for his shrinking culinary empire.

Curly Cakes had closed for renovations in January. But the shop at 81 Charles Street remains shuttered and a spokeswoman for Todd English Enterprises confirmed Friday that it will not reopen.

Jim Fay, a property manager for Street & Company, said the shop’s lease will expire in July and “they have indicated that they want to be out before then.” Fay said English has not paid the shop’s $3,400 rent for months. “We hope that they will pay it,” he said.

The shop’s closing is the most recent business setback for the celebrity chef.

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