Restaurant Closings in Broward and Palm Beach 2013: Year in Review
With the change in year comes a time to reflect on the past twelve months and what it meant. Was it a time of growth or regression? Tumultuous or orderly? Obviously, it's different for everyone and everything.
Courtesy Photo Bikinii Coffee At least they got a new bikini...
While the overall economy seemed to be picking up in 2013, South Florida still saw its fair share of restaurants shuttering doors. From beloved local coffee shops (Brew Urban Cafe) to seafood institutions (Jake's Stone Crab) to a coffee shop with baristas in bikinis that didn't even make it a month (Bikinii Coffee), the past 365 days were not so kind to some in the industry.
Check out the list of restaurant mortality for 2013.
75 Main, Delray Beach
Aleyda Mexican Restaurant, West Palm Beach (eventually reopening at a new location)
Bikinii Coffee, Singer Island
Bobbi Sue Bar B Que, West Palm Beach
Bootleggers, Fort Lauderdale
Bouillabaisse, Fort Lauderdale
Brew Urban Cafe, Fort Lauderdale
Butcher & the Burger, Boca Raton
By Jaime, Oakland Park
1289 E. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach, FL
1890 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL