After ten months in business at 218 President Street, Mexican eatery Semilla announced over the weekend that this will be the final week for the restaurant. The food truck will still roll on, as owners/siblings Jill Schenzel and Macready Downer concentrate on forthcoming business ideas. They explained on Instagram:
As the other arms of our business continue to grow at lightning speed and with our focus shifting toward two new business ventures this year, we simply don’t see the brick + mortar, in it’s current capacity, fitting into the goals we’ve outlined for our businesses future.
The siblings recently launched Street Bird Westside, which is a fried chicken sandwich pop-up. Schenzel and Downer will retain the President Street space and promise an “exciting project” coming in the fall.
Perhaps the owners will revive their original idea of a fine dining restaurant with intimate counter service?
The last day for Semilla is Friday, June 7.
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