G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar closes after 23 years

News In a note to employees and customers, the owners of G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar (595 S. Third St.) announced today on

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In a note to employees and customers, the owners of G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar (595 S. Third St.) announced today on Facebook that the restaurant has closed after 23 years, effective immediately. The reason given was an inability to “come to terms with the building owners on a new lease that would ensure our continued success.” (Calls to the restaurant went unanswered.)

In the announcement, chef/co-owner David Tetzloff and his business partner, Jeff Benson, wrote: “Although we are closing, we do not view it as a failure. We are lucky to be going out on our terms successfully. The future of the industry is cloudy, and the costs are getting more challenging. At the end of our time, the decision is purely financial as it pertains to our lease. After all the wonderful years and so many fond memories, there is no way to think of our years in German Village as anything but a success.”