I thought about starting this thread a couple of weeks ago, but since the permanent closings are starting to occur more frequently now, I thought I would start this discussion here. It could be broken up into specific forums only dealing with the type of business, but I wanted to have a catch-all thread. I also realize that the names of the businesses could have another post in another thread, but that's OK. The list could be a local business, like a mom & pop store, national chain, restaurant, or any other that has closed and given their reason as the Covid-19, or is a result of them closing down temporarily, and then not re-opening. To keep this list current, please list businesses that we have already discussed.
The latest one that I have is Hoffbrau Steaks on University Drive. Bud Kennedy already has an article online with the Star-Telegram.
Hoffbrau could not renegotiate their lease during the crisis. The building is also a reminder of days gone by. It was the only remaining building standing from the old 1849 Village (shopping center, built in 1969). From the Eats Beat article, Hoffbrau opened in 1982, which means they were also the only business that was once in 1849 Village when it was a shopping center/entertainment center, that was still in business at that location. Hoffbrau was not an original tenant. According to Bud Kennedy, the building was originally a Maxiburger, and later a Crown Galleries Gift Showroom. I liked their patio and they had great burgers. Their steaks were not bad for mid-price and we would sometimes stop over there for a meal after a bicycle ride. I am glad that they are still in the area with their new location in Benbrook. I have eaten there and the food was good with a nice atmosphere.