Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rumors of More Closings in the Area

Yesterday it was Buddha Bar - today, there's a report that Zola will close on June 30th, to be followed by Potenza's closing on August 18th.  The report is from noted food blogger Nycci Nellis of The List Are You On It.

For what it's worth, you're still able to make a reservation at Zola past the alleged closing date, though we realize that may not be an accurate indicator.

Both Zola and Potenza are owned by the Stir Food Group, which recently shut down their Zola Wine and Kitchen outpost.  This latest round of reported closings would leave the group without any holdings.

NOON UPDATE:  City Paper has confirmed the rumors.  Per Zola manager Melissa Pinkerton, the owners no longer wish to stay in the food and beverage industry (Stir Food Group's parent company has other holdings such as the Spy Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland).

The Potenza space will remain a restaurant, to be helmed by Vidalia and Bistro Bis' Jeffrey Buben, who is still finalizing his lease.  No word on what will become of Zola.

1 comment:

  1. and Capital Q ... they seem to be dropping like flies!