Bywater restaurant Booty's Street Food has closed. Nick Vivion, who opened the restaurant with Kevin Farrell, confirmed the closure Jan. 6, following a month of erratic hours and random closures at the Bywater eatery.
The Louisa Street bar and restaurant opened in 2012, focusing on small plates modeled on street food from around the world and serving Stumptown coffee and craft cocktails. It followed the opening of another neighborhood pioneer, the farm-to-table restaurant Maurepas Foods, which closed last October after nearly four years of service.
The Booty's shutter follows another closing by the same owners: Ursa Major, the celestial-themed Central Business District restaurant, which closed its doors after five months. In that case, the owners filed a lawsuit against the building's owners, complaining improper maintenance work to the building's plumbing had caused a "disgusting sewer smell" that rendered their business inhospitable to guests and staff.