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Mesero Shutters Henderson Outpost After Rent Hike

The restaurant says that it was not able to negotiate a fair lease

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

After five years of serving sleek Tex-Mex fare on Henderson Avenue, Mesero has officially closed its doors.

The restaurant’s abrupt shutter came over the weekend, when a hawk-eyed tipster pointed Eater in the direction of a sign posted to Mesero’s door at 2822 Henderson Avenue announcing its closure. “Despite ongoing efforts to achieve a reasonable lease, it is with a heavy heart that we must close our Henderson location after five years,” the statement read in part. Phone calls to the restaurant on Sunday went unanswered.

Mesero isn’t the only Knox-Henderson area restaurant that’s been forced out of its space in recent months over real estate disputes. Just last week, Highland Park Soda Fountain announced that it would vacate its Knox Street home due to massive construction on a new mixed-use development nearby. Ice cream stalwart Wild About Harry’s was booted from its Knox location after its landlord alleged violations of city code, and a rent spike forced cupcake bakery Trailercakes to leave the neighborhood altogether.

Eater has reached out to Mesero for a statement on the restaurant’s closure.