Popular Italian restaurant shutters Katy location with different kind of concept on the way
Bad news, Katy residents. Residents of the west Houston suburb only have a few hours to get one last fix of crawfish ravioli and snapper D'Amico.
HUSA, the restaurant group behind Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, Local Pour, and other bar-forward concepts, announced that it will be closing the Katy location of D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe after service on February 29. In a statement, the company says the restaurant "has not been unsuccessful, but the partnership which owns it believes the restaurant has reached its growth limit and a different type of concept can do much better."
The restaurant was a partnership between HUSA and D'Amico's owners Nash D'Amico and and his daughter Brina D'Amico. The company is not ready to reveal the new concept quite yet, but the D'Amicos will not be involved in it. Although the D'Amicos do not currently operate any restaurants with HUSA, a spokesperson says the family and the company may still work together again in the future.
The original D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe in Rice Village remains open, which is good news for vice president Joe Biden, who dined there in 2013.