San Antonio might have seen dozens and dozens of restaurant, coffeeshop, bakery and bar openings this year, but we also said goodbye to quite a few spots. Join us in pouring a 40 for these homies no longer serving the Alamo City.
In November, restaurateur Tim Rattray announced that he would be closing The Granary to focus on his newest venture, Fontaine’s Southern Diner. Soon after, he announced the closure of that restaurant and filed for bankruptcy. The Granary opened in 2012.
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The seafood restaurant, best known for lobster rolls and oysters, closed on November 10 without much notice. Chef and owner Jason Dady said Shuck Shack, which was previously housed near the Pearl, may relocated to the North Side and reopen in late 2020. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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Moshe's Golden Falafel
Owner and chef Andrew Weissman decided to shut down Moshe’s, a favorite for Mediterranean fare, to focus on Mr. Juicy, a new burger concept that has won over local foodies. The closure came roughly two years after Weissman shuttered the Moshe's location in downtown.
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One of the last remaining dive bars on Brooklyn Avenue closed its doors on October 25. Tony Lopez opened the drinking spot in 1999. Despite all the changes in the area, the bar remained a place where locals could gather for live music shows; watch, cheer and eat tacos during Spurs games; or simply grab a cheap drink and talk with their fellow patrons.
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Just weeks after the death of Burger Culture co-owner Randy Vrana, the folks behind the burger restaurant decided to shut down the business after two years. Employees have since been working as part of the family’s other venture, Southtown Pizzeria.
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After three years of bringing Pan-Asian dishes to San Antonio vegans and vegetarians, Bok Choy closed in late August. Chef Mike Behrend announced that he would focus on his other plant-focused concepts, Green Vegetarian Cuisine and Earth Burger. The restaurant opened to Alamo Heights in 2016.
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Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar
The city’s lone Houlihan’s, out in Live Oak, closed its doors in December. The restaurant was among a slew of Houlihan's locations across the nation to close as the company proceeds with bankruptcy filings.
Photo via Facebook / Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar
Periphery on Main
Chef Mark Weaver decided his restaurant on Main Avenue would close in 2019 after two years. The restaurant won acclaim for its simple approach to dining with a mix of Southern and Italian-inspired dishes. Periphery closed in December.
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Steel City Pops
Both of SA’s Steel City Pops locations, one downtown and another at La Cantera, suddenly closed on October 31. Owner Jim Watkins said the stores weren’t profitable enough, but thanked the city for its support through the years.
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The mega-sized country music venue, popular for dancing, closed suddenly in October. The owners filed for bankruptcy soon after.
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