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Sarsaparilla Club is Closing

And other closings

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Below is a round up of the latest closures around town. Looking for more uplifting news? Here’s the catalog of all the recent restaurant openings.

November 22

SOUTH BEACH — Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are closing the doors on their American dim sum concept, Sarsaparilla Club, inside the Shelborne Hotel (1801 Collins Avenue) come early next month, reps tell Eater Miami. But that doesn’t mean they are done with the hotel. The duo is bringing its popular Southern-inspired concept, Root & Bone, to the hotel during Miami Art Week for a pop-up for the month of December.

October 10, 2017

SOUTH BEACH — Menin Hospitality’s Bakehouse Brasserie (808 1st Street, Miami Beach) officially closed its doors for good after its Sunday brunch service on October 8, according to its pastry chef Tatiana Vernot. The restaurant was open for roughly a year in the South of Fifth neighborhood. Reps for the restaurant confirmed the closure, informing Eater Miami that OLA would be taking over the space.

August 29, 2017

SOUTH BEACH/ FT. LAUDERDALE — Fast casual fried chicken concept from the 50 Eggs team, Spring Chicken, has somewhat abruptly closed two of its locations in the past week. According to the Miami New Times, the Miami Beach location (1439 Alton Road) — which once held Lime and BTW — closed, along with its Fort Lauderdale location (2000 North Federal Highway). Its owner John Kunkel cited that the locations were “not preforming.” It’s only location that still remains is its Coral Gables (1514 South Dixie Highway) outpost.

BRICKELL — Sushi Maki has closed the doors of its Brickell location. In a letter to the media, its owner Abe Ng said its last day of business was this past Sunday, August 27, and also noted that, “due to the ever-growing and fast changing real estate growth in Brickell, we found this to be the best decision for both our team and customers.”

July 28, 2017

MIDTOWN — Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Gigi (3470 North Miami Avenue) was closing, and according to the Miami New Times, the staff walked out on Thursday, July 27, “after a change in ownership convinced them they wouldn't get the back pay owed to them.” Another tipster alerted Eater that the sign has already been pulled off the restaurant and that a new concept in the space is forthcoming.

SOUTH BEACHKlima (210 23rd Street, Miami Beach) — which was once named as Eater Miami’s most beautifully designed restaurants — has closed for “temporarily” for renovations and will re-open in October, according to its website. Only time will tell if that re-opening will ever actually happen.

July 21, 2017

SOUTH BEACH — Restauranteur Stephen Starr’s The Continental’s (2360 Collins Avenue) last day of service is this Sunday, July 23 after brunch. The restaurant, which opened in August 2015 inside the Aloft Hotel, was an ode to Starr's first restaurant, Continental Restaurant + Martini Bar in Philadelphia, which is going on 20 years strong. When Eater Miami reached out to the restaurant’s publicist they didn't respond to request for comment.

July 17, 2017

BRICKELL — Splashy London import Coya Miami (999 Brickell Avenue, Miami) — and Eater Miami's winner for "cold stone stunner" of 2015 — has officially closed. The opulent space, which was opened by the same people behind Zuma, has been swirling with closure rumors for months now. No official word from reps on the closure yet, but those close to the situation cite low reservations and high rent as the culprit.

July 12, 2017

WYNWOOD — Longtime bar and restaurant Lost & Found Saloon (185 NW 36th Street, Miami) has closed its doors for good, reports the Miami New Times. After being one of the first bars in the Wynwood area, after 12 year it has closed down. No word on why quite yet, but its owner took to Facebook last week to say his final goodbye to his patrons.

July 5, 2017

SOUTH BEACH — After a blow out fourth of July bash, legendary South Beach watering hole Palace Bar (1200 Ocean Drive) closed its doors. The popular LGBT bar was best known for its all out Drag Brunch on Sunday afternoons, but closed after Palace owner Tom Donall couldn't negotiate lease terms with his landlord. Donald says this isn't the last you'll be seeing of the popular spot, which he vows to have come back bigger than ever.

June 14, 2017

BRICKELL —Longstanding restaurant Azul (500 Brickell Key, Miami) at the Mandarin Oriental — which counts Michelle Bernstein, Will Crandall and Ben Murray as its former executive chefs — will serve its last dinner service on Friday, June 30. Taking over the kitchen for its last two days will be chef Clay Conley of Palm Beach’s Buccan. Conley, who helmed the kitchen from 2005 to 2010, will be creating a six-course menu filled with popular dishes from his time as a chef. To make you reservations call 305-913-8358.

June 22, 2017

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — A local tipster alerted Eater Miami that Pubbelly Station (121 SE 1st Street, Miami) posted a sign alerting patrons that the restaurant would be closing after dinner service tonight. Its executive chef Jose Mendin confirmed this saying the hotel property that houses Pubbelly Station is undergoing renovations and restaurant is closing due to that. However he mentioned the hotel’s popular bar rooftop bar Pawn Broker, which the Pubbelly team also manages, will remain open.

BRICKELL — Barbecue-themed Brother Jimmy’s (900 South Miami Avenue) has closed up its Brickell location. The restaurant opened in the Mary Brickell Village some five years ago, but its Doral location remains open.

June 19, 2017

SOUTH BEACH — Scott Linquist’s high-end Mexican eatery Olla (1233 Lincoln Road) is no more. The restaurant had its last night of service on Sunday, June 18. Reps for the restaurant cite its low traffic location on the notoriously “quiet” end of Lincoln Road plus its high rent as main factors for the closure. But not all may be lost, reps said the restaurant is looking for a new location for Olla in Little Havana on Calle Ocho.

June 14, 2017

SOUTH BEACH Izzy’s Fish & Oyster Miami (423 Washington Avenue) has officially closed up its South Beach location. Chef and owner Jamie DeRosa tells Eater Miami that they are, “restructuring the location and focusing on expansion in other markets,” which includes a recently opened location in Ft. Myers. He adds that it was a “tough location” but is planning to bring a “new identity” to the Washington Avenue location. He also hinted in conversations that neighboring restaurants weren’t doing so well either.

UPPER EAST SIDE — Biscayne Boulevard chocolate shop Beacon Hill Chocolates (6318 Biscayne Boulevard) announced on its Facebook earlier this month that it is closed for the summer and relocating to a new location later this year. Where that location might be isn’t clear, but not all seems lost for the chocolate shop.

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