I’ve been hearing rumors about trouble at Holy land Mediterranean Grill, the Mediterranean restaurant that opened in August at 217 E. Douglas, and apparently, they’re true.
The restaurant shut down a few days ago.
Add it to the ever-growing list of short-lived restaurants in the space. I’ve wondered for years what plagues this building, which can’t seem to keep a tenant for more than a few months. I’m persuaded it’s a combination of the lack of parking and the one-way streets that line all sides of it, making it nearly impossible to double-back if you see a parking space on the other side of the street. In recent years, it’s also been the brief home of restaurants such as DK Kitchen, Thai Kitchen, Bamboo House and Coli.
I reached someone at Athena Jewelry next door (owner Sophokles "Steve" Anthimedes also owns and leases the Holy land space) and was told there’s no new tenant lined up yet.
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We’ll have to get our garlic baths elsewhere now.