NEW ORLEANS — Crossroads Tavern is closing for good.
The tavern in the Crossroads shopping center in New Orleans is shuttered, and its last patron will be the one to go, owner Kevin Smith said Wednesday.
Smith said he had a few more years left on his lease, but that he was ready to take a step back from the business.
“We had been doing this for eight years.
It’s time to let go of the business and get back to work,” Smith said.
After nearly a decade as a Crossroads franchisee, Smith decided to close his restaurant in June.
I had a good life.
“I have to get some real work done. “
It will be a tough day for everyone.””
I have to get some real work done.
It will be a tough day for everyone.”
Smith and his family had been enjoying Crossroads’ menu, which included classics like pork ribs and steak.
He said the restaurant was known for its “cheap and authentic” offerings, including sandwiches, salads and a grilled chicken sandwich.
Crossroad Tavern was open for just a month before the restaurant closed.
As for the restaurant, Smith said he was looking forward to a new chapter.
Now, it is closed.
It is just not a good place for me to be,” Smith added.
Smith said the staff and customers have not been affected by the restaurant’s closure.
They are still in touch with customers, he said, and he hopes to reopen sometime soon.
In August, Smith had planned to open a restaurant in the mall near his family’s home in the French Quarter.
That location is currently vacant.