Chicon, the East 6th Street neighborhood restaurant from the team behind Eater 38 spot Contigo, is closing. Its last day of service will be on Saturday, June 23.
New owners will take over the 1914 East 6th Street address, and turn the space into something new. While those details aren’t available, according to an Eater tipster, it will become a bar. Watch this space for updates.
Chicon/Contigo’s chef Andrew Wiseheart and Ben Edgerton, under their company Edgewise, originally opened the East Austin restaurant as the Scandinavian-inspired and vegetable-centric Gardner in the fall of 2014 to various accolades and high praise. They decided to close the restaurant in February 2016 and reopened it as the neighborhood-friendly restaurant and bar Chicon a month later.
Along with Contigo, Wiseheart and Edgerton also run Contigo’s downtown branch within the Fareground food hall, catering, and the Contigo Ranch.
Similarly, Parkside Projects and chef Shawn Cirkiel decided to close its Hyde Park Spanish tapas restaurant Bullfight this month. It will be turned into presumably a neighborhood restaurant under the restaurant group in the fall.