Last week, two beloved Asian restaurants in Carrollton announced that they would permanently closed their doors.
The first is popular spot Coconut Thai Grill, which has operated at 2512 East Belt Line Road for the past eleven years. “We’ve appreciated all of your supports and friendships over the years. Please take care of yourselves and one another,” reads a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page from November 30. “Things have been difficult for everyone, but we’re optimistic that we all will get through this together as a community!”
Also departing Carrollton’s vibrant dining scene is the Poke Point, one of the first eateries focused on the Hawaiian raw fish dish to open its doors in DFW back in 2016. The restaurant is set to close its doors for good on December 15, after months of trying to struggle through the pandemic. Over the past few weeks, fans of the restaurant have flocked to Carrollton for their final poke bowls and sushi platters.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal for DFW’s bars and restaurants. Dozens of establishments have closed their doors over the past nine months, and it’s likely that trend will continue considering that new cases of the virus continue to spike across Texas and it doesn’t seem like there’s any meaningful relief in sight for the industry.