Openings and Closings

Mona's Restaurant on South Broadway closes

After garnering a legion of fans at the original Mona's Restaurant on 15th Street, which features a pair of high-heeled legs dangling above the door, Linda and Garen Austin opened a second location on South Broadway, followed by a third Mona's Cafe on 17th Avenue and Sherman Street, which began feeding the masses last year.

But now, the trio is back down to two: Last week, the Austins shuttered the South Broadway Mona's Restaurant, which opened in 2007.

"That location was sold," an employee of the 15th Street Mona's says of the corner spot that recently made some modifications to its liquor license. "It won't reopen as a Mona's. It'll be another restaurant."

We've heard rumors that the buyer already owns a restaurant not too far from Mona's. Once we know for sure, we'll give you an update.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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