The Brixton, a Plano bar and restaurant known for its focus on live music, will officially close its doors.
The restaurant made the announcement in a lengthy post to its Facebook page, blaming everything from a “horrible” general contractor who worked on the space to the difficulty of sustaining a spot that focused on live music. “Thanks to all the regulars and customers that came to support us. Opening a live music venue had always a dream of mine,” the farewell post reads. “After a year of trial and error I experienced some amazing shows, lots of technical difficulties, heartbreaks, triumphs, setbacks but in the end it was another learning process. We did a lot of things right, but Im willing to admit we made many mistakes along the way.”
The shutter comes about a year after The Brixton officially opened its doors at the Shops at Legacy. Before it opened, the bar promised a vibe similar to Austin’s famous Sixth Street. Chef Patrick Stark, known for his work at Sundown on Granada, helmed the kitchen when the Brixton opened its doors, but it would appear that he’s been gone from the restaurant for some time.
Starting in June, the Brixton will reportedly undergo a “substantial remodel and rebrand,” transforming the space into a nightclub called VNYL. Tapas-style plates will be replaced with bottle service, confetti cannons, and DJs.
Stay tuned for more details on VNYL’s debut, and read the Brixton’s full farewell statement below.