The multinational dalliances of the restaurant building at 1500 Shepherd Dr., a parking lot away from the corner of Maxie, have come to an end — for now. The management of the outpost of British restaurant chain Mascalzone Ristorante Italiano announced the closure of the location over the weekend, not long after rumors of the shutdown were reported on Houston Food Finder. According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, the Shepherd location will be “merging” with the still-operating Mascalzone location in the shopping center at 12126 Westheimer Rd., west of Kirkwood and across from the Phoenicia parking lot.
The Cottage Grove Mascalzone had opened 2 years ago, in a spot previously occupied by a restaurant specializing in Mexican, Cajun, and Middle Eastern food that lasted 14 months: Solea (pictured above). The newish building had sat unused for a few years before that; its construction was announced in 2010 as an intended location of Bullritos.
- After Two Years In Business, Mascalzone on Shepherd Is Closing—Updated [Houston Food Finder]
- Previously on Swamplot: Coming to Shepherd Dr. Spot of Failed Mexican, Cajun, Mediterranean Restaurant: British Italian Food
Photos: Fernando C. (Mascalzone); Solea