Sad news for Dentonites who had a love affair with the gourmet burgers at Love Shack: the branch in that city is closed, as of Monday. The news about celeb chef Tim Love's burger shack came over Twitter and Facebook; here's what the Facebook post said:
Dear Love Shack fans,
As of today, October 29th 2012, the Love Shack Denton location is permanently closed. After 18 months of business, Chef Tim Love has decided to redesign and renovate the space which will open as a brand new concept in early 2013.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your dedicated support and patronage, and we look forward to seeing you at Tim's new concept!
DFW.com's Bud Kennedy contacted Love, who told him, via text message: "[We are] changing to [the] original concept. We wanted a high-end steakhouse but wanted [the] economy to be right. We feel now is the time."
The Denton store always served steaks and an upgraded menu.
Still, the news does come at a peculiar time, since Love recently announced that Fort Worth will once again have a second Love Shack outpost, in the former home of Caro's restaurant at 3505 Blue Bonnet Circle. (The burger shack closed its West 7th location a few months ago when the owner and Love couldn't agree on a new lease.)
Until the new Denton Love spot opens, his fans can tune in to the Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption on Nov. 4; Love will be competing.