The owners of Deep Ellum on Cambridge Street announced today they are shutting it forever on June 7 and will expand their neighboring Lone Star Taco Bar into its space once the state gives the OK to re-open restaurant dining areas.
In their post, Aaron Sanders and Max Toste said the coronavirus crisis forced them to a decision they'd been more slowly coming to: That after 13 years they'd said and done all they could with Deep Ellum, which was also known for its brunch.
Though endlessly challenging, this situation has also inspired up. While our hand has been forced by circumstances beyond our control, we see an opportunity to make our business more efficient, safer and more focused.
For the past thirteen years our desire to improve and grow has been a driving force for our team at Deep Ellum and subsequently Lone Star. We felt like we had a lot to say creatively at Deep Ellum over those years and we're proud of what we accomplished in our beloved neighborhood of Allston. Our passion hasn't dwindled, but much of our focus has shifted to agave spirits, lager beers, and Mexican street food, with a continuing emphasis on hospitality. ...
With all this in mind, and after a very productive thirteen years, we feel that Deep Ellum has run its course and is ready to retire.