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Nearly a dozen Gina Champion-Cain eateries closing as fallout continues from SEC probe into alleged fraud

  Nearly a dozen dining establishments operated by San Diego restaurateur Gina Champion-Cain are closing or have already shuttered — less than a month after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused her and her investment company of operating a $300 million scheme that the agency says defrauded roughly 50 investors.   Four of the restaurants in Champion-Cain’s …

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Wishbone Restaurant is Auctioning off All Contents on RestaurantEquipment.Bid

CHICAGO, IL. – Wishbone North is a restaurant with a popular Southern “reconstruction” cooking, a slightly healthier twist on Low Country, Pidemont, and soul food with influences from North Carolina and Louisiana. After 20 years the Roscoe Village location is closing its doors.   The contents from this building are currently being auctioned online by RestaurantEquipment.Bid, …

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Market Street in LoDo Just Lost Two of Its Popular Party Spots

One of Denver’s most happening streets for nightlife will now offer two less partying options as Tavern Downtown and its country neighbor, Cowboy Lounge, have both closed.   Signs posted on the doors of the two closed establishments, which were located along the Market Street strip of bars one block from Coors Field, provide notice of the closure …

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Beloved Spokane restaurant Lindaman's bistro to close after 35 years

Lindaman’s Gourmet-To-Go Bistro will close its doors forever on Oct. 31, owner Merrilee Lindaman announced in an email.    “After 35 truly incredible years, I have decided to move to a new chapter in my life!” Lindaman stated.    Lindaman expressed gratitude to all those who patronized her restaurant over the years.   “I have …

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Trio of Restaurant Closures Hit Downtown & Short North

  Another three restaurants are calling it quits in Columbus. Following the early September closures of Three-Legged Mare, Mona’s Cafe and Abuelo’s, and the recent departures of Jack’s Diner and Little Eater Clintonville, Downtown and Short North will lose three more dining establishments.   Fuzzy’s Taco Shop closed its doors at 479 N. High St. A ‘For Rent’ sign now …

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Palomino suddenly shuts down, goodbye to Little Uncle and 7 more recent Seattle restaurant closures

    Yes, here are more recent Seattle restaurant closures, and local food fans will also want the details on the departure of longtime favorite Sitka & Spruce, coming at the end of this year. But note that Seattle’s restaurant boom continues on, at least for now — with this latest list of five Seattle-area restaurant closures comes …

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Hardee’s, Pineville, LA, is Partnering with RestaurantEquipment.Bid to Liquidate its Contents in Online Auction

  PINEVILLE, LA, – Hardee’s Restaurants are an American fast-food restaurant chain operated by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.. The Hardee’s in Pineville, Louisiana has shuttered.   The contents from this building are currently being auctioned online by RestaurantEquipment.Bid, affiliate of TAGeX Brands.   The bidding for all items starts at $1.00 with no reserves.   …

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Somerville Brewing Company Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

  A local brewing company that includes both a brewery/taproom and a brewhouse has declared bankruptcy and is now looking to reorganize. According to a tweet from @_davidelman, Somerville Brewing Company has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, with a post within the courtlistener.com site indicating that the bankruptcy petition stems at least in part from the buildout of its restaurant …

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North Davis Highway O'Charley's in Pensacola to close down Sunday

The O’Charley’s chain restaurant on North Davis Highway in Pensacola will serve dinner for the last time Sunday before going out of business.    An interim manager with the O’Charley’s location on 6233 North Davis Highway confirmed the restaurant’s doors will close around 4 p.m. Sunday for the final time, two hours ahead of the restaurant’s typical …

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Chef Max Hardy is closing his River Bistro restaurant in Detroit

He was recently named by the New York Times as one of 16 black chefs changing food in America, and his flagship restaurant was a Free Press Best New Restaurant in 2018, but the press and accolades couldn’t save chef Max Hardy’s River Bistro, a two-year-old Caribbean-Soul restaurant in Detroit’s Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood.   “Regretfully, and after sincere thought and consideration, …

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12-Micron, Known for Its Dessert Degustations, Is Closing in Two Weeks

Sydneysiders with a sweet tooth will soon have to strike 12-Micron off their dining to-do lists. The Barangaroo eatery, a fine-diner inspired by Australian flavours and known for its dedicated dessert bar, has changed hands and will close in October.   The venue opened in early 2017 with Justin Wise (Melbourne’s The Press Club and The Point at Albert Park) …

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Longtime Highlands restaurant Cafe Mimosa closes

A mainstay among Highlands restaurants is gone, Louisville Business First reports.   Café Mimosa, 1543 Bardstown Road, has a “closed” sign posted on the door. The Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine restaurant allso put the following message on its website: “Dear customers, Café Mimosa has closed. Thank you for your support through the years.”   Café Mimosa …

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MOD Pizza’s Cornerstone shop is closed permanently, but Englewood location is open and operating, employees say

The MOD Pizza restaurant that has operated for two years at the Cornerstone of Centerville development shut down abruptly today, Saturday Sept. 14.   A sign taped to the entrances of the restaurant say, “We’re Closing. Thank you Cornerstone. For more locations and information, visit modpizza.com. Same great people, same great food.” Windows of the restaurant …

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More Than 1400 UK Restaurants Close in a Year Amid 'Casual Dining Crunch'

More than 1,400 restaurants in the UK have closed in the last year, new research has claimed.   A new report published by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young has found that there were more than 1,400 insolvencies in the restaurant sector from June 2018 until June 2019.   According to the research, several factors may be to blame, …

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Three SF restaurants near Oracle Park suddenly close

From the loss of the East Bay’s only Indonesian restaurant to the sudden closure of a decades-old family-owned Palo Alto bakery chain, the steady drumbeat of Bay Area culinary closures continued this week. This time, not one, but three casual eateries are bidding their China Basin neighborhood farewell. Pete’s Tavern, its sister restaurant Pedro’s Cantina, and Amici’s …

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Ruby Tuesday closes without notice in Greece, employees left jobless

  Employees at the Ruby Tuesday’s in Greece were informed of their termination via email Friday morning, the same day the restaurant closed.   The restaurant’s Greece location is closed permanently, a sign now taped to the front doors. The closure happened Friday afternoon, and employees were informed of the corporate’s decision just a few …

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Bittersweet goodbye as Ballard’s Ice Cream in Concord’s South End prepares to close for good

A South End staple of almost 40 years will be shuttering its doors next weekend. Ballard’s Ice Cream will serve its last cups, cones and sundaes on Sept. 7.   “It is really bittersweet to be closing the last of the Ballard’s Family businesses,” Doris and Norm Ballard wrote in a Facebook post earlier this …

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Why Bangkok’s most popular Indian restaurant, Gaggan, has shut down

By the time you read this, chef Gaggan Anand will have served his last meal at the Lab, a special invite-only section inside his eponymous two Michelin starred restaurant in Bangkok. Located on the first floor, the Lab began with the aim of re-defining the term ‘fine-dining in late 2016, just a year after the restaurant was voted …

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Decades-Old Chinatown Stalwarts, Including Yee Li, Close for Good

A spate of mom-and-pop closures has plagued Chinatown. In the last month alone, three longtime businesses – each established for decades – succumbed to cutthroat real estate pressures.   Yee Li, the old-school Chinese BBQ joint located at Bayard and, had been a neighborhood mainstay the last thirty-three years. It was once named New Big …

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58-Year-Old Dino’s Italian Food Latest Old School Red Sauce Joint to Announce Closure

After 58 years of serving up its classic meatballs and other red sauce favorites on Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, Dino’s Italian Food is closing at the end of September, according to 9News.   Judy Duren, who now owns the restaurant started by her father, Dino DiPaolo, told the news station she is closing the restaurant because …

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3 Kalamazoo bars and restaurants announce closure in 48 hour span

  Three restaurants and bars in the Kalamazoo area announced they are closing in the last 48 hours.   Old Chicago Pizza in Portage posted a sign saying they were closed on Monday. The Grotto at Capone’s bar near Western Michigan University’s campus posted to Facebook about their closure on Monday night. Boatyard Brewing on …

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A 44-Year-Old Chinese American Restaurant Bids Farewell at the End of the Month

  A family-owned Chinese-American restaurant institution is closing   One of metro Detroit’s best Chinese eateries Kim’s Restaurant will serve its final meal in Troy on Saturday, August 31. The 44-year-old restaurant founded by Guy Yee is known for serving Chinese American classics like almond boneless chicken, Szechuan lo mein, and sweet and sour pork as well as bubble tea. …

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Mexican eatery Barragan’s to shutter Glendale location after 38 years

Fans of family-owned Mexican staple Barragan’s will now have to head to Burbank for its weekly taco and margarita specials.   Barragan’s Glendale location will be closing its doors next week after 38 years in business, according to Frank Barragan, son of the one-time chain’s founders.   “We are grateful to the Glendale community and our longtime …

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Urbandale eatery closing after 62 years of bringing homemade Italian food to the metro

  An Italian restaurant in Des Moines is closing its doors after over six decades of bringing its homemade dishes to the masses.   Mama Lacona’s Italian Restaurant, located at 3825 121st Street in Urbandale, is closing permanently on August 31.    Through the years, Mama Lacona’s has served classic Italian recipes passed down from the …

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Perkins & Marie Callender's LLC close 29 locations and file for bankruptcy

A day after closing 29 restaurant locations, Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, the company said in a statement.   The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said Monday it plans to sell its Perkins’ business and a segment of its Foxtail bakery business, which supplies to its restaurants and distributors to “Perkins Group LLC.”  This is …

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Developer’s SLO bowling alley failed. Now his tapas restaurant is closing after 5 months

  The owner of a new San Luis Obispo tapas restaurant — whose downtown bowling alley and entertainment center project fell through last year amid controversy — has temporarily shut down the eatery after just five months.   The seafood restaurant Branzino, inspired by Spanish and Californian cuisines, closed Aug. 2, pending a potential sale or recapitalization …

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Pizza Hut to close about 500 dine-in restaurants, reopen with carryout and delivery

    Pizza Hut may close as many as 500 dine-in restaurants and replace many of them with carryout and delivery locations.   Corporate officials did not identify specific markets or locations when discussing the restaurant closures in an earnings call last week.   “As far as the numbers and how the math works, it’s …

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Walgreens plans to close 200 U.S. stores, according to new SEC filing

  Walgreens plans to close approximately 200 U.S. stores, the company announced Tuesday in an SEC filing.   According to the document posted Tuesday on the Securities and Exchange Commission website, the move to close stores follows “a review of the real estate footprint in the United States.”   The closing stores represent less than 3% of …

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Steak n Shake Closures: Burger Chain Closes 106 Restaurants

Indianapolis burger chain, Steak n Shake, has announced that it has closed 106 restaurant locations since the beginning of 2019 with 67 of these closures occurring in the second quarter. The announcement was made during Biglari Holdings Inc.’s (BH), the parent company of Steak n Shake, Q2 earnings call.   The decision to close the restaurant was …

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Chef Michael Mina on setting his enterprise apart from its competitors

Making a mark in the hospitality scene is no easy feat. As celebrity Chef Michael Mina debuts his latest venture Prime Grill at Dubai Galleria Mall, the entrepreneur and founder of Mina Group intends to offer UAE restaurant goers with a distinct dining experience. The chef’s renowned restaurant in San Francisco has gained two Michelin …

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