Fancy restaurant/champagne bar Tradd’s opened on October 15, 2018, and the owners just announced that it will shutter at the end of July. That’s only 9.5 months for the highly anticipated takeover of the former Cypress space. Owners Tradd and Wessie Newton sent out the following statement:
It is with much sadness that we announce that Tradd’s will close for business at the end of this month. Tradd’s has been a labor of love for so many people, and the decision to close was not made without much consternation and heartache. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world of food and beverage, one can never predict which concepts will resonate and which will not, and unfortunately for Tradd’s, the timing was not quite right for us.
We are indelibly grateful to our hardworking, enormously-talented staff who have made the restaurant a fun and joyful place to work every day. And to the many locals, visitors, friends, and family who have dined, imbibed, laughed and celebrated with us over this past year…we cannot say a big enough thank you for your support. We look forward to continuing to serve you at our sister restaurant, Fleet Landing, which celebrates 15 years in business this year, and stay tuned for other future endeavors. We sincerely hope you’ll join us for one final toast at Tradd’s between now and July 31.
Local critic Hanna Raskin pinged Tradd’s with a one-star review in 2018, but many fans came to its defense. Though, according to the statement, it seems there were not enough devotees to keep the restaurant going.
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