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Blue Goose Cantina: This neighborhood staple will lose it’s lease on its Lower Greenville location and will close for good on March 19, after the customary St. Patrick’s Day block party during and after the parade. It will throw a closing bash the following weekend. And there’s good news here: the restaurant’s owners will be looking for space to open a new location in East Dallas, and possibly even on Greenville Ave.
Blue Goose Cantina: This neighborhood staple will lose it’s lease on its Lower Greenville location and will close for good on March 19, after the customary St. Patrick’s Day celebration during and after the parade. It will throw a closing bash the following weekend. And there’s good news here: the restaurant’s owners will be looking for space to open a new location in East Dallas, and possibly even on Greenville Ave.
Primo’s MX Kitchen and Lounge: This Statler Hotel eatery is closed, effective immediately. In a press release, a representative for the hotel says, “but expect big things in its place.” Coming soon will be a steakhouse called LVI , which is pronounced like saying the Greek numbers aloud — so 56. It will be a fine dining experience, the hotel’s owners say, and open in May. In the meantime, the hotel is re-opening Scout, which will serve select favorites from Primo’s menu and its former menu to fill the gap.
Homewood: Valentine’s Day was the final service for Homewood, an acclaimed Dallas restaurant with a kitchen helmed by chef Matt McCallister. An Instagram from the restaurant only referenced “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the closure. CultureMap Dallas reports that co-owner Michael Barnett passed away on February 13.
RM 12:20 Bistro: This Lake Highlands neighborhood spot also had it’s last service, closing on February 15. On Instagram, it referenced the economy, “competing with deep pockets,” a and lack of weekday diners as the reasons for closing.
Green Room: This long-running Dallas bar and grill closed on January 14. The Dallas Observer reported that owner Christian Baird cited gentrification in the neighborhood and a drop in sales.
Velvet Taco: The original location in Knox-Henderson shut down at the beginning of the year, but the brand continues to expand. A new location is now open in Deep Ellum, and there are aggressive plans to open more Velvet Tacos all over the Metroplex in 2023.
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar: The Addison location is closed and moved to The Star in Frisco, according to the Dallas Morning News. And the new site is one of the first to serve food — not just hot tunes.
PS 214: CultureMap Dallas reports this gastropub has closed after a seven-year run. The closing follows a bankruptcy filing in 2021, brought on by pressure during the pandemic.
Fish and Fizz: This Richardson fish and chips joint closed in January and held a garage sale to get rid of everything in-house. In a Facebook post on January 11, it announced its closing due to lease issues after five years. The post promises exciting news in 2023, so a return is in the cards.
Carmine’s Pizzeria: After 42 years, this Richardson pizza joint is closed, reports Community Impact.
TGI Fridays: Fare the well to the location in Plano, formerly at 2444 Preston Rd. It closed near the beginning of the year.
Varsity Tavern: This Fort Worth sports bar shut down at the top of the year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Seasons 52: A staple of NorthPark mall, this restaurant with a menu of items under 500 calories has closed. CultureMap Dallas reports that the landlord opted not to renew the chain’s lease. Employees will be extended an opportunity to work at the restaurant’s Plano location or one of the hospitality group’s other restaurants.
Sugarfire Smokehouse: This Lake Highlands barbecue joint out of St. Louis closed down in December, with the owners telling CultureMap Dallas, “We just couldn’t make it.” Locations in other states will remain open, while this, the only Texas restaurant, shutters.
Sweetgreen: Restaurants are dropping like flies in Deep Ellum already this year. This fast-casual salad place shuttered its location in the neighborhood after opening new locations in Lakewood, Fort Worth, and Southlake in the second half of last year.
Tiki Loco: This Deep Ellum vegetarian restaurant announced that it has, unfortunately, closed. In an Instagram post, the establishment said that the pandemic, waning foot traffic in the neighborhood, and increasing costs were all factors in the decision to close. CultureMap reports it is closed as of January 3.
Nuri Grill: This spot surprised the city with news that it was closing at the end of 2022. At the end of October, a press release announced that Nuri Steakhouse would open in late summer of 2023 in Uptown. It indicated that Nuri Grill would be flipped into a new concept — but also revealed the restaurant was on a short-term lease. Owner Wan Kim said, “ “Before the steakhouse opens, Nuri Grill will then turn into a different concept, leaving the steakhouse to carry on the name, but as a grown-up version of the brand in Dallas proper.” So what happened? Unclear. But fans will have to wait until this summer to see if favorites from the Nuri Grill menu end up on the Nuri Steakhouse menu.