"With heavy hearts, we have to say that we will not be reopening our downtown Plano location," the restaurant announced. "We are looking for a new spot in the area though and will keep you all posted. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your hearts & stomachs."
Zanata Plano opened in 2011 as a spinoff of the original Zanata in Rockwall; in its early days, it had a problem carving out its own identity, because it served pizza just a few doors down from successful pizzeria Urban Crust.
A manager at the Rockwall location said that they decided it wasn't worth it to re-open.
Zanata leaves at a time when downtown Plano is mostly about the good news, with the recent announcement of Lockhart Smokehouse opening a branch on the same strip.
Meanwhile, the restaurant confirmed that it is still opening a branch in Forney, "by July or August," according to the Rockwall staffer.