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Now closed: Garrido’s and Paggi House

Matthew Odam

Longtime Austin chef David Garrido closed his eponymous restaurant in the base of the condo tower at 360 Nueces St. The move gives the former Jeffrey’s executive chef the opportunity to focus on his next venture, a restaurant that will be located at the Lamar Union mixed-use development on South Lamar. That project will also be home to Daily Juice, Café Medici, Lisa and Emmett Fox’s Cantine, the Alamo Drafthouse and more.

“It’s bittersweet because I loved the restaurant, but it’s a great opportunity to reinvent myself since there’s room for that right now,” Garrido said.

The Paggi House (200 Lee Barton Dr.) also closed last weekend. Management did not respond to comment about a possible second-life for the restaurant that has undergone a couple of renovations over the last several years. The area surrounding the historic building near Riverside Drive and South Lamar Boulevard is set to be developed into condos.