Restaurant Closings in 2012 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties: The Year in Review

After a fairly brief run, PL8 Kitchen shut 'er down in 2012.

You can't look back on a year without taking a moment to reflect on those who won't forge ahead to greet 2013. At Clean Plate Charlie, that means a roundup of bars and restaurants that shuttered their doors in 2012 in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Some (Charcuterie Too) are probably mourned more than others (Baja Beach Club anyone?). After the jump, find a list of 2012 closures, including a handful of places that both opened and closed this year. Know of something we missed? Let us know in the comments.

See Also:
- December's Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
- Damiano to Open in Boca Raton
- South Florida Restaurant News: Wicked Awesome Snackbar Changes Hands and Prime Delray Gets a New Chef

Opened and Closed in 2012

Assaggio Del Forno, Boca Raton
Baja Beach Club, Boca Raton
Cafe Auribeau, Boca Raton
Pietro's Plump Tomato, Lake Worth
Wicked Awesome Snackbar, Boca Raton


The Ark, Davie
Bourbon on 2nd, Fort Lauderdale
Brick House Tavern + Tap, Fort Lauderdale
The Brick Rock Bar, Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Bluefish, Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Sharaku, Fort Lauderdale
Carlos N Charlies, West Palm Beach
Charcuterie Too, Fort Lauderdale
Diner 24, Fort Lauderdale
Gratify American Gastropub, West Palm Beach
Falcon House, Delray Beach
Fiorentina, Lake Worth
Hi-Life Cafe, Wilton Manors
M Bar, Fort Lauderdale
Marian's Bagel Host, Plantation
Matty's on the Drive, Wilton Manors
Mediterranean Market, Fort Lauderdale
Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy, West Palm Beach
PL8 Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
Rare, Fort Lauderdale
Reef Road Restaurant & Rum Bar, West Palm Beach
Rock Hard Taco, Boca Raton
Spoon Fed, Delray Beach
Surf Road Taco, Hallandale Beach
VIVO Partenza, Boca Raton

Location Info

Assaggio Del Forno - CLOSED

3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Wicked Awesome Snackbar - CLOSED

20642 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bourbon on 2nd - CLOSED

201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

The Brick Rock Bar - CLOSED

21 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Cafe Sharaku - CLOSED

2736 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Charcuterie Too! - CLOSED

100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Clean Plate Charlie
Clean Plate Charlie

I loved the Ark! Those giant balls of butter that I used to think were ice cream when I was a kid. :(

Ara Morenberg Cochran
Ara Morenberg Cochran

I think The Ark is the saddest closing on the list, based solely on its longevity.

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