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Otero’s Food Bar Has Closed Their Doors

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Otero’s Food Bar, located at 50 North High Street, has closed their doors, adding one more restaurant casualty to what we had hoped was a finalized list of 2009 closures. This lunch spot has been in business since 2005 and the cause for closure is not immediately known. Their website is still live, but multiple visual reports confirmed that the space was closed up today, and their phone number has been disconnected.

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9 Responses to Otero’s Food Bar Has Closed Their Doors

  1. Nitsud Regnifloh
    von December 11, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm

    F!!!!

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker December 11, 2009 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm

    Yeah, I’d like to know why they closed. I’ve only ever heard positive reviews about the place. They do have a lot of new lunch competition in the area that has popped up in the last five years though.

  3. Columbusite December 11, 2009 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm

    I’ve only ever heard nothing about this place and it just looks off-putting to me. Still prefer it over an empty space  (except for the trashy convenience store next door) and it’s not as if the three consecutive “For Lease” signs across the street weren’t enough.

  4. Urbanboi
    Urbanboi December 11, 2009 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm

    Downtown just cant get a break :(

  5. Walker Evans
    Walker December 11, 2009 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm

    Urbanboi Says: Downtown just cant get a break :(

    10 restaurants opened Downtown in 2009 and 1 closed. Just to put things in perspective.

  6. Urbanboi
    Urbanboi December 11, 2009 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm

    The trashy convenience store next door is amazing!! They have all my late night snaaaacks…Its probably one of two places in central downtown that sells Milk, eggs, bread…and alot of other grocerys. Reminds me of the store on my old block on the upper west side.

  7. JedThorp
    JedThorp December 11, 2009 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm

    Bummer.  They probably have the best salad bar downtown, and great soups.  I’d always come back with a big Otero’s salad for lunch and my corworkers would ask where I got it.  When I said “Otero’s” they’d ask “where’s that.”  A bummer that more people didn’t know they were there apparently. 

  8. ZHC December 11, 2009 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm

    Bummer. :(

  9. staindson7 December 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am

    sad. It was a great place! Nobody seems to hit this part of High Street anymore, the focus has been on developing Gay and Broad.

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