Restaurant Closings in Broward and Palm Beach 2013: Year in Review

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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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