More than five years after opening, upscale private club The Marque has officially closed its doors. Announced via statement yesterday, the CityCentre restaurant, cigar bar, and haven for tequila aficionados shuttered after service this past Saturday without explanation.
"The Marque has enjoyed bringing luxury hospitality to its members and businesses in the community and will truly miss those relationships," read a statement from The Marque’s spokesperson. "We would like to thank all of our members and vendors we have worked with over the years, as we could not have made The Marque a success without their continued support."
As CultureMap’s Eric Sandler notes, The Marque brought in top-tier chef talent to make the concept successful. Mark’s American Cuisine Chef Mark Cox consulted on the project, and Chef Eric Aldis led the restaurant, which eventually opened its doors to non-members. Perhaps it was this decision that ultimately muddled the concept.
In the meantime, Aldis is working to open Midtown BBQ, and recently accepted a position as executive chef at Corner Table in River Oaks. Stay tuned for more details on what to look forward to at The Marque’s plush (former) digs.