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The Irish House on St. Charles Avenue will close, the business announced Wednesday.
On the heels of several New Orleans restaurants that have closed over the last couple of months, St. Charles Avenue restaurant and pub The Irish House
(1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755) announced it will close today, Wednesday, May 31.
The restaurant and pub made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday morning and said the decision was made with “sad hearts and sincere regret.” Chef Matt Murphy opened the restaurant in 2011, specializing in elevated pub fare and traditional Irish dishes. Both the building and the business are for sale, the announcement said.
The restaurant’s full statement is below.
"It is with sad hearts and sincere regret that we announce that The Irish House will be closing the doors on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. It has been our pleasure to serve you and to be a part of your lives and of the New Orleans community. We have loved celebrating your birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings. We cherish the relationships that were built over a pint, a meal or a song. We wish the best to our guests, employees, friends and family. The building and business are for sale. If someone purchases it, we hope that they will continue the warm and welcome Irish hospitality that The Irish House has been known for. Thank you and sláinte agus beannacht leat."
The news follows a growing list of restaurants in the city who have shuttered or announced imminent closing dates over the past couple of months, including Noodle & Pie, La Casita's Julia Street location, Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, Mat & Naddie’s and Adolfo Garcia’s Primitivo, among others.
NOLA.com's Todd Price reports
that Oxalis also is closing today.