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Austin's popular bacon-obsessed restaurant suddenly closes up shop

Austin's popular bacon-obsessed restaurant suddenly closes up shop

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Bacon is no longer makin' bacon. Bacon Restaurant/Facebook

Austin's aptly named pork-obsessed restaurant, Bacon, has closed. The last day of service was Sunday, October 16, owner Jed Taylor tells CultureMap. 

A letter on the restaurant's website addresses the closure. "It is with a heavy heart that after five years of great bacon, delicious beers, wonderful people, fun times, hard work, ups and downs, the owners of Bacon have decided it's time to move on to the next location," reads the statement.

With its hearty sandwiches and all-day breakfast, the restaurant served everyone from bacon-loving Austinites to celebrities like Kevin Bacon since it opened in 2011.

The decision to close the West 10th Street spot is attributed to the frequent flooding of North Lamar Boulevard. During the Memorial Day floods of 2015, waters from Shoal Creek poured into businesses along the busy corridor.

"After years of disabling flood problems, it is time to give Bacon the opportunity to focus on better facilities," reads the note. "This has been a very difficult and emotional decision and we are so sad to say goodbye, but a healthy restaurant takes priority."

Bacon's statement ends with a tribute to its "dedicated, hardworking, and friendly staff" and a nod to future plans: "Stay tuned for the next months for our next Bacon venture."