Say so long to Arthur Ave, the Italian-American restaurant in the Heights. It’s closing on March 19 after “much internal deliberation, critical thinking, and soul searching,” per a release, from the team that opened it — including Chef William Wright and sommelier Evan Turner, who are also behind Helen Greek Food and Wine in West University. Arthur Ave debuted in the Heights in August 2016; they’re citing poor sales in the past few months as the reason for the quick closure.
That said, the team’s not departing from 1111 Studewood completely. After shut-down of Arthur Ave, they’re reopening in the very same space with Helen in the Heights. This Helen offshoot will focus on classic, world-beloved Greek dishes (whereas Helen Greek is focused on regional cuisine of the country.)
While the Arthur Ave Facebook page had plenty of fans, the restaurant’s Yelp page wasn’t so lucky, with a fair amount of 1-3 star reviews dotting the page.
After Arthur Ave’s closure on March 19, the restaurant will remain closed for renovations and the ultimate transformation from AA to HinH. Opening date to come.