Two local restaurants served their last meals this weekend. Lavomatic, OTR's first Gateway Quarter eatery, and Local 127, the New American eatery on Vine Street downtown, both announced via their social media that they would be permanently closing their doors.
"To all the supporters of Local 127, Chef Kyle Johnson, General Manager Jenny Filipski, and the entire staff:
We are sad to announce that this evening, June 28, will be our last night of service. We have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Cincinnati food community and are forever grateful to those who helped establish an amazing community within our restaurant.
The staff at Local 127 is made up of some of best employees, but more importantly, some of the best people in this industry and in this city.
A very specific thank you to all the farmers, purveyors, foragers, and harvesters who represent the true objective of Local 127.
We leave with our heads held high, proud of the food we served and the service we provided."
And then yesterday (June 29), Lavomatic released this post on their Facebook
"Lavomatic has closed. Thanks to a great staff and Thanks to everyone who supported us over the years."
The two restaurants join a slew of recent downtown and Northern Kentucky restaurant closings, which includes the freshly shuttered Blue Wisp.