As I should have suspected from the number of people who've come to this site recently by searching for "Remiro Bresolin", he died on Monday night. I didn't know this when I popped into Scopa yesterday lunchtime to pick up some panini, and the staff there gave no indication either. Farewell, Cavaliere: I never knew you, but your influence on this city has touched many of us.
Meanwhile, I've heard rumours that plans to reopen Il Casino are still going ahead, though not in the former Mayfair as I had heard earlier. In fact, it may return to the old building in Tory St, despite the site being sold to a developer with plans for apartments. The latest gossip is that the apartment building will use only part of the site, allowing most of the (currently gutted) original building to be retained and reborn as the new Il Casino. It remains to be seen whether the redevelopment is respectful of the old building, or a cheap exercise in blatant façadism, but if the rumours are true then it will be great to see Remiro's legacy live on in a building that holds so many memories.