One of Houston's more popular restaurants has suddenly announced that it will close its doors this weekend.
Pax Americana, the Montrose restaurant that opened in 2014 and in 2016 was one of Houstonia's top 100 restaurants, is shuttering after service Sunday, per an Instagram announcement. CultureMap was first to report on the shuttering.
According to the Instagram post, the team said it was time to focus on future ideas.
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Houston, the time has come to close Pax Americana and allow the team to move onto new projects. We are thankful first and foremost to the Montrose neighborhood and our guests for their support over the years. The adventure wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated staff, farmers, ranchers, fisherman, and suppliers for the commitment to providing wonderful service and products. We remain thankful for all of the positive accolades received by the local media during our tenure. Our last day of service will be January 12th, we apologize for the short notice, we opted to allow our staff to find new roles and spend much deserved time with their families.
The restaurant was founded by Dan Zimmerman and Shepard Ross. Zimmerman is also president of a real estate firm and principal at La Colombe d'Or Hotel and Restaurant. Ross, who left the restaurant previously, is a partner at Bravery Chef Hall, which is set to open soon downtown, plus owner at Brooklyn Athletic Club, among other concepts.
According to another Instagram post, all alcohol at Pax Americana will be 40 percent off Friday and half-off Saturday, as the restaurant cleans out its stash.