Harvard Square’s Veggie Planet to close

The stars no longer align for Harvard Square’s much-loved Veggie Planet (47 Palmer St. at Church St.), reports owner Adam Penn, who will close Club Passim’s house restaurant by the end of August. “I’d like to do some sort of celebration, but it’s also so sad that I’m afraid I’ll cry the whole time,” he says. Penn will focus his efforts on sister restaurant Veggie Galaxy in Central Square (450 Massachusetts Ave. at Brookline St.). “If somebody else wants to take the Veggie Planet concept and run with it, I’d be happy to see it live on,” he says. Stay tuned for Passim’s restaurant plans, which Penn hopes to help figure out by June 30.