Jeremy Renner in Boston for David O. Russell project; Attends over-crowded party

The talk of the town Thursday was still Wednesday night’s overstuffed opening party at Restoration Hardware on the corner of Berkeley and Newbury streets. The fancy VIP shindig, which celebrated the retailer’s new space in the old Louis Boston building, included an appearance by actor Jeremy Renner — as well as members of the Boston Fire Department, who had to shut down the entrances because the building was over capacity, with partygoers still lined up to get in.

It’s unclear who’s taking the blame for the party’s inflated RSVPs. As of Thursday afternoon, Restoration Hardware had not responded to our e-mails. But Kortenhaus Communications (who repped the party) and Rafanelli Events Management send out this statement:

“We put the safety and comfort of guests first. We are very grateful for the support of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department and the City of Boston to ensure the safety of all in attendance. We regret any inconvenience caused to guests.”

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