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Seasons 52: A staple of NorthPark mall, this restaurant with a menu of items under 500 calories has closed. CultureMap Dallas reports that the landlord opted not to renew the chain’s lease. Employees will be extended an opportunity to work at the restaurant’s Plano location or one of the hospitality group’s other restaurants.
Sugarfire Smokehouse: This Lake Highlands barbecue joint out of St. Louis closed down in December, with the owners telling CultureMap Dallas, “We just couldn’t make it.” Locations in other states will remain open, while this, the only Texas restaurant, shutters.
Sweetgreen: Restaurants are dropping like flies in Deep Ellum already this year. This fast-casual salad place shuttered its location in the neighborhood after opening new locations in Lakewood, Fort Worth, and Southlake in the second half of last year.
Tiki Loco: This Deep Ellum vegetarian restaurant announced that it has, unfortunately, closed. In an Instagram post, the establishment said that the pandemic, waning foot traffic in the neighborhood, and increasing costs were all factors in the decision to close. CultureMap reports it is closed as of January 3.
Nuri Grill: This spot surprised the city with news that it was closing at the end of 2022. At the end of October, a press release announced that Nuri Steakhouse would open in late summer of 2023 in Uptown. It indicated that Nuri Grill would be flipped into a new concept — but also revealed the restaurant was on a short-term lease. Owner Wan Kim said, “ “Before the steakhouse opens, Nuri Grill will then turn into a different concept, leaving the steakhouse to carry on the name, but as a grown-up version of the brand in Dallas proper.” So what happened? Unclear. But fans will have to wait until this summer to see if favorites from the Nuri Grill menu end up on the Nuri Steakhouse menu.