Eater reports Spur Gastropub in Belltown has closed.
I was a surprised to read this because McCracken & Tough seemed to have their finger on the pulse and to be local favorites/media darlings for such a long time. Of course nothing lasts forever including (especially?) restaurant popularity, but some restaurant closings are more surprising than others. For restaurateurs it seems like the pie (market) isn’t getting that much bigger, just getting cut into smaller slices. Is the bubble about to burst? A lot of places do get re-branded or taken over, but I wonder if it’s getting close to impossible for anyone to really make it and survive long term.
Eater closure reports: http://seattle.eater.com/the-shutter
What local closures have you found surprising?