St. Philip, the pizza parlor and former bakeshop in Sunset Valley from the Uchi team, has officially closed today. This was the group’s first venture outside of Uchi and Uchiko. There is no word on what will replace the business. Uchi Restaurant Group president John Baydale said in the press release:
We learned many lessons with St. Philip, made some mistakes, but also realized where our strengths lie [...] As much as we would like to continue, we believe that our guests and our staff are better served if we close St. Philip and focus on current projects as well as those we have in the pipeline. We truly value being a part of the Sunset Valley community and appreciate the support they have shown to use since we opened last year.
Recently, the restaurant shut down the bakery operation in September to make room for more dining space. It opened in far south Austin last October.
Currently, there is Uchi and Uchiko in Austin, as well as Uchis in Houston and Dallas. The group is also opening another concept in Dallas focusing on small plates called Top Knot. Chef Tyson Cole had previously spoke about his plans for a new South-Asian fast casual restaurant in 2013, but nothing has been said about it since.