Starch-and-sugar slingers Gourdough’s has closed its downtown location at 209 W. Fifth St.

Owners said in a press release that the downtown closure presages the opening of a bigger shop in North Austin on Burnet Road. The owners intend to open a newly built restaurant with bar and an extended food menu, according to the release.

Gourdough’s, which started as a trailer on South Lamar Avenue, still operates its Public House at ...