Here's some of the message that Charcoal Restaurant posted on its Facebook page announcing the news:
Dear Fans and Loyal Customers of Charcoal Restaurant,Charcoal will be open for lunch and dinner today, January 23, at 43 West Ninth Avenue. "Join us for one last hurrah," Sumihiro urges, "as we raise our glasses and say thank you to our amazing staff, supportive fans and cherished friends."
Charcoal Restaurant will be closing its doors after dinner on Tuesday, January 23rd.
Many of you have become loyal friends, customers, and fans of Charcoal Restaurant. We thank you for your support and patronage for the almost seven years we have been in business.
Charcoal Restaurant's closing is simply a business decision — we cannot devote as much time as we would like, and as the restaurant needs. We're closing on a high note, thanks to your support....
Thank you for your dedication and friendship!
- Charcoal Dining Group
And that won't be your last chance to get a taste of Charcoal. Sumihiro opened a second restaurant, Charcoal Bistro, at 1028 South Gaylord Street in the fall of 2016. Not only will that spot remain open, but Charcoal's original chef, Patrik Landberg, will be staying on.
Read Gretchen Kurtz's review of Charcoal Bistro here.