Two closures have hit Downtown in the last week. Like a white sheet over the departed, butcher paper now covers the windows at Showbiz Ribs mere days after staff sent warning signals to customers and the good folks at BlogDowntown that the end was approaching. Showbiz started back in 2008 when OG Texas BBQ King and Spring Street Smokehouse were apparently some of the only ’cue cooks in the neighborhood, and now only the latter is still smoking ribs. And proving that cupcakes and gourmet coffee aren’t exactly bulletproof, Lot 44 also closed next to the Atrium for Art Walk, though its owners are proud to have lasted longer than its neighbors despite a dearth of support in the end.
Counter Culture: Charcoal Opens, Lot 44 and Showbiz Close [BlogDowntown]