Throughout the last year, the already crowded Montrose dining scene has some seen plenty of high-profile new additions like Common Bond, Pax Americana, BCN: Taste & Tradition and, most recently Pizaro's Pizza, but the high-flying neighborhood is about to suffer a significant loss.
Southern-inspired restaurant Eleven:Eleven will close at the end of service on Saturday (May 16). Executive chef Kevin Bryant tells CultureMap he found out two days ago that the restaurant's owner had decided to sell the building to new operators.
He informed his staff of the decision on Thursday, but the development took everyone by surprise. "It's a tough hit out of nowhere," Bryant says. "It's just kind of settling in for everybody."
For now, the chef says he's been calling other restaurant owners trying to help his employees find new jobs. "We're just trying to find homes for our people." Bryant's future, however, is still uncertain.
"I do know I'm going fishing on Tuesday," he says with a laugh.
In the meantime, Bryant invites fans of the restaurant to join him for these last two days. "We're going to have some real cheap stuff here. Blowing it out."