For the past two years the popular eatery has been dealing with issues that range from water tower systems not functioning to 80+ degree temperatures in its main dining room during dinner service. After going to court and seeing a mediator in order to resolve the issues, the restaurant finally decided to pack up its knives after Sunday’s brunch, Ramos tells Eater.
But luckily for Barley it had already made plans to move to a new space down the street at Downtown Dadeland. The venue, which is still under construction, will feature more seating along with a full liquor license and craft bar program. The menu at "Barley 2.0" will be similar to what’s already on the menu now, but with a larger kitchen comes more room for experimentation, Ramos notes.
The restaurant plans to open up in late April or early May and in the meantime the staff has been taken in by surrounding restaurants so they can continue to work. Stay tuned for more updates.