Dallas' Lemmon Avenue loses a breakfast option with the departure of Buzzbrews Kitchen, which closed its location at 4334 Lemmon Ave. on August 21, after 11 years.
Owner Ernest Belmore confirmed that the restaurant had shut down and that employees would be reassigned to one of the chain's other four locations.
"As the saying goes, 'When one door closes, another one opens,'" Belmore says.
Company-owned and managed by chefs, Buzzbrews is known for its bountiful breakfasts, fluffy pancakes topped with fresh fruit, foamy cappuccinos, and customer-friendly 24 hours.
They offer a bottomless self-serve coffee bar with five flavors daily, free Wi-Fi, and a pretty decent selection of beer and wine.
Belmore was at the similar Cafe Brazil chain when he debuted the first Buzzbrews on Fitzhugh Avenue at US 75 in 2005 — a location that recently re-opened after a renovation. He's since opened three other locations, in Lakewood, Deep Ellum, and most recently Victory Park.
The chain has received awards for its breakfast, late-night hours, and vegetarian options. And while they are a chain, each location has unique specials and features.
Lemmon Avenue hosted live interactive events including open mics, and those will move to the Lakewood location.
Belmore actually owns the Lemmon Avenue property, which comes with an unusual — and valuable — underground garage, but he has not disclosed his plans, other than to say there are plans for more new locations in the works.