Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Bengal Coast in Dallas’ Oak Lawn closing on Saturday
Founder Mark Brezinski's Indian fusion concept was ahead of its time.
DALLAS Email just in:
Dear Friends of Bengal Coast,
I hoped this day would never come but I am facing the reality that Bengal Coast is no longer able to sustain oprations. As hard as we have tried (and those of you who know us know this to be true!), and as loyal as you have been, the simple fact is that we are not able to fight this economy alone any longer. Our final day to be open will be Saturday July 31, so we want to take this week to celebrate the best part of the past two and a half years -- new friends and getting to know and serve all of you. Your support this final week would be greatly appreciated by all of us.
Come in this week for lunch or dinner and congratulate Chef Nevile Panthaky for all he has done to introduce you to his food, his culture, and his passion for sharing with you a piece of his world.
-- Mark Brezinski
In recent weeks, Brezinski had sent out emails asking customers if they would be interested in a different kind of concept in that space, such as a late-night lounge. Obviously, he decided against that.
While Indian fusion seems somewhat like a concept that's ahead of its time, Brezinski opened another similar Indian-fusion restaurant in April in Allen called Bistro Babusan.
Part of the problem was likely the Cedar Springs location itself, a mildly jinxed spot that has seen a number of concepts come and go. The Silver Fox right next door recently closed, too.
On Thursday, the restaurant will hold a "Toast to the staff" day, with Happy Hour prices all day and night, honoring the staff members who have been with the restaurant since it opened over two and a half years ago. Details:
"Come in and celebrate their wonderful contribution and thank them once again for all they've done: Ryan, Julio, Sara, Roberto, Martin, Brenton, Elpidio, Ray, Neville ... and me.
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