St. Philip closes doors in Sunset Valley

St. Philip, which offered sandwiches as well as pizzas and desserts, closed its doors Nov. 1.

St. Philip, which offered sandwiches as well as pizzas and desserts, closed its doors Nov. 1.

On Nov. 1, St. Philip Pizza Parlor at 4715 S. Lamar Blvd. in Sunset Valley closed, the restaurant's management announced in a Nov. 2 news release.

St. Philip sandwich St. Philip, which closed Nov. 1, sold sandwiches as well as pizzas and desserts.[/caption]

The restaurant, which Uchi Restaurant Group opened in October 2014, offered a menu of pizzas, small plates, baked goods and craft beer. There are no plans at this time to reopen or relocate the restaurant, spokesperson Samantha Davidson said.

St. Philip closed its bakeshop earlier this year.

“We learned many lessons with St. Philip, made some mistakes, but also realized where our strengths lie,” Uchi Restaurant Group President John Baydale said in a news release. “As much as we would like to continue, we believe that our guests and our staff are better served if we close St. Philip and focus on current projects as well as those we have in the pipeline. We truly value being a part of the Sunset Valley community and appreciate the support they have shown to us since we opened last year.”

 
By Kelli Weldon
Kelli joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter and has been covering Southwest Austin news since July 2012. She was promoted to editor of the Southwest Austin edition in April 2015. In addition to covering local businesses, neighborhood development, events, transportation and education, she is also the beat reporter covering the Travis County Commissioners Court.


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