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Max’s Wine Dive Departs West Village

The popular spot for fried chicken and Champagne declined to renew its lease

Max's Wine Dive
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After five years in West Village, Max’s Wine Dive has officially closed its doors.

The restaurant served its last plates of fried chicken and glasses of Champagne on Wednesday, August 9. According to a statement issued by the restaurant, the lease on the space at 3600 McKinney Avenue had expired, and the Houston-based chain opted not to renew. “We love Dallas and are very grateful to everyone who has supported us.” said Lasco Enterprises President and CEO Jerry Lasko in a statement.

Staff members from the West Village location have been offered positions at the outpost of Max’s Wine Dive in Fort Worth, but the chain has not announced plans to bring the restaurant back to Dallas proper anytime soon. Based in Houston, Max’s Wine Dive currently operates restaurants in Austin, Denver, Houston, and San Antonio.

Sadly, fans of Max’s fried chicken won’t get another chance for one last plate — the doors are officially closed as of today.