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G. Michael’s closes after 23 years

G. Michael’s closes after 23 years

Jack McLaughlin

An iconic German Village restaurant is closing its door.

After 23 years of serving chef Dave Tetzloff’s brand of classic low-country cuisine, G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar is now closed.

The restaurant, located at 595 S. 3rd St., announced the closure in a statement issued yesterday. It is effective immediately.


“Unfortunately,  we have come to the decision we are going to close the restaurant. We were unable to come to terms with the building owners on a new lease that would ensure our continued success,” a statement from the eatery’s co-owners, Dave Tetzloff and Jeff Benson, reads. 

The statement, which goes on to thank G. Michael’s customers and a variety of restaurant employees, maintains a positive tone despite the closure.

“While we are very sad about our closing, we also know that we are so lucky to have had so many great nights with you,” it reads. “Throughout our run we have been blessed with wonderful guests, many of whom have become like family to us.”

According to the statement, G. Michael’s closed due to reasons that were purely financial.

“After all the wonderful years and so many fond memories, there is no way to think of our years in German Village as anything but a success,” it reads.

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