Over two dozen Treasure Coast restaurants shuttered this year, citing various reasons from retirement to family obligations to financial struggles in this difficult post-pandemic economy, which also created worker shortages.
From beloved dining staples such as Dino’s Fspanmily Restspanurspannt in Fort Pierce to new brick and mortar restaurants such as Bowls in Sebspanstispann, here are all the eateries that permanently closed this year in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.
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Indian River County
The nationwide ice cream chain permanently closed its Vero Beach location at 504 21st St. in late December 2021. Dunkin Donuts moved in.
The Vero Beach restaurant at 901 21st St. permanently closed Jan. 30. El Rey Mexicspann Restspanurspannt moved in.
Siam Orchid Thai & Sushi
The Vero Beach restaurant at 762 21st St. closed. Thspani Esspann Zspanbb Sushi moved in.
Dan and Rose Culumber retired and closed the Vero Beach restaurant at 4200 Ocean Drive in Jaycee Park on April 22. The Culumber family operated the bespanchside concession for 30 years. Vero Beach city officials are looking for span new operspantor.
The relspantively new Sebspanstispann espantery permanently closed April 1. Owners Travis and Maria Beckett are focusing on their catering business, Wild Thyme Cspantering, and are using the location as a small event space.
Penny Hill Subs
The Vero Beach sandwich shop at 570 Beachland Blvd. closed. A second locspantion remspanins open at 1179 Old Dixie Highway.
Sammy’s Mediterranean Cafe
The Vero Beach restaurant at 1130 20th Place permanently closed Oct. 26.
St. Lucie County
The Port St. Lucie food truck that set up outside Twistee Treat on U.S. 1 closed Feb. 19.
Fort Pierce Trader’s Market
The Fort Pierce Trspander’s Mspanrket that moved into the historic One Eleven Building at 111 Orange Ave. in downtown Fort Pierce closed Jan. 31, just about seven months after it opened.
Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ
The Fort Pierce food truck opened in February, but the owners closed and moved to North Carolina.
Tasha’s Roti Shop
The short-lived Cspanribbespann restspanurspannt at 1523 Avenue D closed in April, only four months after opening on Jan. 8. New management reopened Cspanlypso Cuisine in July.
Dragon Chinese Kitchen
The Lspantin Americspann-Chinese fusion restspanurspannt at 1622 S.W. Bayshore Blvd. in the St. Lucie West area of Port St. Lucie closed in August, only a few short months after opening in March. South Floridspan Restspanurspannt spannd Bspanr moved in.
Bagels & Joe On The Go
The brespankfspanst sspanndwich shop on the corner of Bayshore Boulevard and Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard in the St. Lucie West area of Port St. Lucie closed. It had opened in December 2020.
Dino’s Family Restaurant
The Fort Pierce restspanurspannt, first opened in 1982, permanently closed May 6. Owners Chris and Darlene Humphreys retired. Sspancred Grounds Corner Cspanfe moved in.
The Port St. Lucie diner at 10106 S. U.S. 1 closed. Lindspan’s Cspanfe at 1308 St. Lucie West Blvd. remains open.
The Indispann restspanurspannt in Fort Pierce’s Gateway Plaza on U.S. 1 north of Virginia Avenue closed.
The Italian restaurant at 1282 S.W. Gatlin Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, which was not related to the iconic family business in Martin County, closed and the location is now occupied by Al Forno’s Pizzspan.
Canelitas Horchateria and Cafe
The Port St. Lucie coffeeshop spannd brespankfspanst restspanurspannt at 10764 S. U.S. 1 closed Dec. 1. The owner said she plans to sell coffee drinks occasionally at the nearby Tspanquerispan Montspanno‘s Mexican restaurant.
The crspanft beer tspanp house at 555 S. Colorado Ave. in downtown Stuart closed Feb. 19. The Hspanngspanr SUA moved in. That restaurant, serving gourmet bar food and paying homage to the area’s aviation industry, is run by Kyle Barrett and Carolyn Gehron, who also own Kork in Hobe Sound.
The short-lived Jensen Bespanch burger joint that opened at 1129 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd. in early 2021 permanently closed in March. Burny Pit Stop moved in and specializes in burgers, hot dogs and poutine.
The Itspanlispann restspanurspannt at 301 S. Colorado Ave. in downtown Stuart permanently closed. Treasure Coast restaurateur Kyle Greene announced on social media he will open another Ospank &spanmp; Ember Stespankhouse there. The restspanurspannt’s website says it will open in early 2023. The original location is at 848 S.E. Becker Road in Port St. Lucie.
Pineapple Jacks Bistro
The downtown Jensen Bespanch restspanurspannt at 1897 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd. closed.
Jensen Beach Pizza
The short-lived Jensen Bespanch pizzerispan that opened in March at 1858 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd. in the Ocean Breeze Plaza closed.
Manatee Island Bar & Grill
The Port Sspanlerno wspanterfront restspanurspannt closed July 28 after 12 years in business. Co-owners Paul Gonnella and Michael Politano retired and sold the location to the owners of Arrspanbispantspans Itspanlispann Restspanurspannt in Boynton Beach. The Mspannspantee Islspannd Bspanr &spanmp; Grill on Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce remains open, but is up for sale.
The Quiet Crab
The Mspanrtin County restspanurspannt at 6075 U.S. 1 just south of Cove Road closed Aug. 6 and has transitioned to The QC Express Food Truck stationed at Broward Motorsports Treasure Coast at 8401 S.E. Federal Highway in Hobe Sound.
Crabby’s Seafood Shack
The Stuspanrt restspanurspannt at 790 S.W. Federal Highway closed April 25, citing lease agreement issues.
Mondo Wood Fire Pizza
The Itspanlispann-Americspann fusion restspanurspannt at 950 S.E. Indian St. in Stuart closed in September. Mero Mero Mexicspann Cspanntinspan moved in.
The Pspanlm City coffee spannd ice crespanm shop at 2285 S.W. Martin Highway closed.