Screen shot from video of last car to cross Casey Overpass

See the Last Car to Ever Cross the Casey Overpass

A black Toyota Camry was the last car to ever cross the doomed Casey Overpass. The historic moment came at 3:53 p.m. on Saturday. The flyover carried traffic from when it opened in the mid-1950s to Saturday. It is being replaced with a network of surface roads. Here's how to get through the new configuration whether you're driving, biking or walking.

Ghazal Indian Cuisine, 711 Centre St., will be closing. A Mexican restaurant is planned for the space.

Goodbye Tandoor, Hello Tacos: Ghazal Gives Way to Mexican

A new Mexican restaurant from the team that runs Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe is planned for the longtime Ghazal space. That's the word from Tres Gatos co-owner David Doyle. Here's how he describes the concept:

"We know we want the restaurant to be a casual, affordable, family-friendly Mexican eatery featuring tacos, ceviches, and other traditional fare, made with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible." Doyle said the new spot would have a large selection of draft beer, plus wines from the U.S. and South America. Jamaica Plain News hasn't spoken with Ghazal's owners, but Doyle Tweeted that the owner is selling Ghazal to pursue another venture.

File photo: Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

Centre Street Sanctuary Closes Its Doors

The restaurant anchoring Hyde Square's newest commercial building announced it closed as of Sunday. Centre Street Sanctuary had been open about two years. Owner Adam Rutstein broke the news to patrons via the 365 Centre St. restaurant's Facebook page:

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Cutting-Edge South Street Design Store to Close

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Post by Room 68. According to a post on the Room 68 Facebook page, the design store will be closing in JP on Dec. 28. The locally-owned business will keep its Provincetown location and online store open. The 68 South St.

Ban Chiang House, a Thai restaurant at 707 Centre St., on March 13, 2014.

Confirmed: Ban Chiang House Is Closed

Two nearby restaurateurs say Ban Chiang House, a Thai place in Centre/South, closed in the last week or so. The 707 Centre St. restaurant was closed Thursday at noon, at a time they should have been open for lunch. There's no answer when you call their number. Jamaica Plain News hasn't been able to reach the owner of the Ban Chiang House, but one nearby restaurant owner said he has seen her removing items from the property.