Opal Divine's closes last location after 23 years in Austin
Another Austin business is saying goodbye.
Opal Divine's announced in a social media post on Thursday, November 30, that its final location – Opal Divine's Austin Grill, located at the Best Western Hotel on the corner of South Interstate 35 and Oltorf Road – has "for all intents and purposes" ceased operations. Opal Divine's thanked the community for 23 years of patronage.
The restaurant said that a core of bar staff remains at the restaurant and is running the bar for the new tenants while they transition through a remodel. Opal Divine's did not state who is taking over the space.
The restaurant's website has also been wiped clean and features only its logo and the message, "We would like to thank Austin for 23 years of patronage. In the immortal words of Frank Zappa we say, 'Goodnight Austin, Texas wherever you are!'"
Patrons of Opal Divine's filled the announcement post's comments section with gratitude and memories.
"Sad to hear! You've been around for so long and it's been awesome," one commenter wrote. "Loved all the locations and the staff. Always made me smile and have a good time when I went to any one of them. Good luck out there!"
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