La Corsha Hospitality Group has decided to cease operations of live-fire-centric Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, following unpaid management fees from the restaurant's ownership group. The closure will be effective following service this Saturday.
The restaurant operated by the team behind Second Bar + Kitchen opened in the Seaholm Power Plant development in the summer of 2016 and made an appearance in the Austin360 Dining Guide's Top 25 that fall.
The closure of Boiler Nine, which also included a subterranean cocktail bar and rooftop patio, comes as La Corsha is set to open the East Austin Hotel on East Sixth Street.
“La Corsha Hospitality Group will cease operations at Boiler Nine Bar + Grill and the restaurant will close for business on Saturday, February 23 due to unpaid management fees from Boiler Nine Partners Ltd.," Jeff Trigger, president of La Corsha Hospitality Group, said in a statement. "The partnership is in confidential conversations with its landlord Columbia Texas Seaholm Office Properties, LLC to determine the ultimate fate of the restaurant. Our employees and their families are always of the foremost concern, and we are working to ensure all employees are immediately placed in new jobs. We are incredibly grateful to the patrons who have supported us over the past few years and hope to see everyone at La Corsha Hospitality Group's other restaurants soon."