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.
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
Caruso Ristorante, Boca Raton
Cha Cha's, Palm Beach
Chuck's Steak House, Fort Lauderdale
Copacabana Supper Club, Fort Lauderdale
Estia Greek Tavern & Bar, Boca Raton
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Clematis
Gol! The Taste of Brazil, Delray Beach
Legal Sea Foods, Boca Raton
Ovenella, Boca Raton
Jake's Stone Crab, Boca Raton
Gary Woo Asian Bistro, Boca Raton
Mythos Greek Taverna, Coral Springs
Paddy McGee's, Delray Beach
Pinche Taqueria, Wilton Manors
Red Mango, Fort Lauderdale
Rosso Italia, Boca Raton
Russia House Restaurants & Vodka Bar, Boca Raton
Shooters, Fort Lauderdale (temporary)
Stephane's Steak and Seafood, Boca Raton
Super Dave's Diner, Boca Raton
Taverna Opa, West Palm Beach
The Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale
The Mexican, Boca Raton
Tundra, Fort Lauderdale
Wild East, Fort Lauderdale
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