COVID-19-related mandatory shutdowns were cited as one of the main contributors to the decision to close, the post said.
“We've been closed due to the pandemic much longer than we were actually open,” the restaurant posted. “This timing has been tough, especially for a group of small business owners.”
Politan Row Houston, a midcentury-inspired, chef-driven food hall, first opened in Rice Village on Nov. 9.
After the coronavirus pandemic came to Houston, the food hall offered its space to displaced members of the hospitality community for several weeks. It also participated in Rice Village’s meal donation campaign, through which it delivered over 15,000 meals to Texas Medical Center workers.
“Many from Politan Row are already developing new businesses designed for the pandemic and beyond,” the restaurant wrote in its post. “Please consider patronizing these chef-owners who have worked tirelessly during this pandemic in their new ventures.”
In the meantime, Rice Village will help the food hall with its transition.
"The chef-driven food hall concept has been a celebration of Rice Village's commitment to support local and regional talent in the culinary space, and the Village will continue to pursue and support unique concepts like this one, which connect visitors through food," said Aj Coffee, Rice Village's Senior Manager in a statement to Community Impact.
Future plans for the space have not yet been determined.