The rumors of Textile’s demise have now been confirmed. Word comes today that the acclaimed Scott Tycer venture inside the historic 115-year-old former textile mill that also houses his Krafts'men Baking is closed.
But there's an asterisk on the end of that pronouncement. Tycer says Textile is officially "on hiatus" while he looks for a bigger, more central space. (On the list? Montrose and downtown.)
Back in February Textile had its first tweaks when executive sous chef Dax McAnear left for San Francisco and Tycer brought in executive chef Ryan Hildebrand.
“We have been planning this for a while,” Tycer said. “But during the summer down months, we have decided to temporarily shutter the restaurant while we step up our efforts to find the perfect location for the new concept that would include a gastropub.”
According to Mark Sullivan, Tycer's publicist, the new iteration of Textile would keep about 10 tables for a select degustation menu like Textile fans have come to love, plus a chef-driven gastropub with a lower price point in a shared space.
Parking was always a problem at the Heights location and the prices were steep, so this may be good news for Textile fans.
Meanwhile, Tycer can be found at his other eatery, Gravitas, along with Hildebrand. If we’re lucky they’ll add some of Textile’s more creative dishes (bacon tart with quail egg, anyone?) to the menu there.