A tenant shakeup at the 10-year-old Tustin District shopping center is forcing more restaurants to close this month including Juice it Up and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Here’s the latest list of permanent restaurant closures:
McFadden Public Market: Bone Stock, a Vietnamese comfort food eatery at the newly opened McFadden Public Market, has closed.
Food hall developer Leonard Chan said “as much as we and our guests loved Bone Stock, they may not have been the best fit at McFadden.”
Chan, who owns and operates Iron Press, The Hatch and Shuck Oyster Bar, said he is meeting with other “fun concepts” that are vying to take the space left open by Bone Stock.
McFadden opened in mid-April in a 10,000-square-foot former banquet hall on Main Street near 4th Street Market. Other concepts at McFadden include two bars, Rooster Republic (fried chicken), Milk Man (ice cream) and Tacos En Tu Boca. Rooster Republic recently added spicy Nashville fried chicken to its menu.
Denny’s: The diner at 1420 N. State College Blvd. in Anaheim closed June 21. “Unfortunately, at this time there are no plans to reopen this location,” a Denny’s representative said.
Wine Gallery: The wine bar in Corona del Mar closed at the end July after 18 years in business. “It truly is an end of an era,” the wine shop said on its Facebook page. The owners did not provide a reason for the closure, only asking customers for their support in their final days.
“The Wine Gallery needs your support more than ever to try and handle the closing costs of going out of business, and we sincerely ask all of you to please come and show support for this final tasting event.” The final wine tasting event was July 30.
2 more closures at The District: Juice it Up is scheduled to close Aug. 12. “Vestar terminated our franchisee’s lease,” marketing director Shauna Parisi said. “It’s really unfortunate. It was such a good location.” Parisi said the Irvine-based chain tried for a year to “continue the relationship” with Vestar.
Vestar said the shop will be replaced by Pressed Juicery, a chain that sells cold-pressed juices.
Also closing by the end of the month is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. (The Register previously reported two other closures at the District: Bluewater Grill and Sharky’s.)
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