The coronavirus pandemic has been especially difficult for live events venues and bars. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
2. Pink Avocado Catering, located at 401 Sabine St., Austin, closed permanently Sept. 11, according to an announcement from Executive Chef Brent Schumacher. The catering company started in 2006—its first event was the anniversary party for the Austin Film Festival. “We’ve seen the writing on the wall and the loss of revenue due to the cancellation of live events is unsustainable for us at this time,” Schumacher wrote. www.pinkavocadocatering.com
3. The North Door, 501 Brushy St., Austin, announced its permanent closure Sept. 11. The owners of the live music and events venue said in a statement they “held on as long as possible” but were forced to close in the midst of “dark times that are decimating one business after another out there.” According to the statement, the owners plan to return to the business in the future under a new name. www.ndvenue.com
4. Veggie Heaven, a vegan restaurant located at 1611 W. Fifth St., Austin, since 1998, announced its permanent closure Sept. 1. “We are so grateful to everyone who has made the experience of running this restaurant unforgettable,” wrote the owners.
5. Ni-Komé, the sushi restaurant in downtown food hall Fareground, 111 Congress Ave., Austin, closed permanently as of Aug. 15. The food hall that also includes restaurants Contigo, Dai Due, Henbit, Italic and TLV has been closed temporarily since March 17. Komé Sushi Kitchen on Airport Boulevard remains open for curbside takeout. 512-712-5700. www.kome-austin.com