Since its opening over three years ago, Sfuzzi in Uptown has been a place to see and be seen. While its prime location on the corner of McKinney Ave. and Routh St. certainly did not hurt its cause with the beautiful people of Dallas, I knew of people that would come from all over DFW to simply hang out and be a part of its dynamic scene.
The crowd on the popular wrap-around patio often included local sports celebrities (in my trips there I had seen Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin, former Texas Rangers and current Boston Red Sox player Mike Napoli, PGA TOUR player Colt Knost and countless local and visiting NHL players) and most always included some of the most gorgeous women in North Texas, as evidenced by multiple people in this summer's DFW.com Hot Issue naming this as their favorite patio.
Word began to circulate last week on the possibility that Sfuzzi was not for long -- the first place I heard the news was this Culture Map Dallas story from Teresa Gubbins that appeared on Dec. 23.
I had driven by a few times since and with its patio still packed this past weekend, I was hopeful that whatever the case for its impending doom had been resolved. As is often the case, it turned out that where there's smoke, there's fire and on Dec. 30, Sfuzzi unveiled a "goodbye letter (for now)" on its Facebook page to let everyone know that they indeed were leaving their current spot following the New Year's Eve party that would basically double as a last hurrah and was dubbed 'The Finale.'
In the letter, there is a hint of a possible re-opening in a different spot saying 'Many good things to come in the new year please stay tuned for announcements coming in 2014 of the new location."
This news comes on the heels of the sudden closure of Primo's Tex-Mex Bar & Grille, another popular Uptown spot known for its great patio scene, on Dec. 20. The exits of these popular spots follows the news that broke in early December that the legendary Loon, the bar known for its extremely strong drinks, would be relocating by the end of May to make room for a CVS and last summer's closing of the popular Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill.
While I was never a big fan of the food at Sfuzzi -- granted, anyone who knows me can attest that I rarely eat anything that is not steak or from Chick-Fil-A -- the loss of its patio scene is certainly a sad day. For those who enjoyed the pizza and pasta, the Sfuzzi in Las Colinas on Meadow Creek and Hwy 114 is owned by a different group and is still open.
For any updates on when and if there will be a possible relocation of Sfuzzi Uptown, visit its Facebook page.