The original Opal Divine's on West Sixth Street will close on May 31st. The problem? Business is booming. Too booming. Via a press release sent today, the 13-year-old restaurant has outgrown its location:
The iconic Freehouse building is only 3,000 square feet and is the smallest of the Opal Divine's locations. The size of the facility has become the limiting factor in the cuisine of the entire Opal Divine's chain. The West 6th Street area has certainly changed during the thirteen years the Freehouse has been open, and the popularity of the street justifies the premium rent.Owners Michael and Susan Parker are "currently working on a deal in the downtown area for a 5400-square-foot new Opal Divine's," with a projected opening date of June 2014.
· Announcing the Closing of Opal Divine's Freehouse [Official]
· All Opal Divine's Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]
The Freehouse location of Opal Divine's opened in 2000. [Photo: Kristy O./Yelp]