Emilio's restaurant's Woodlake location is now closed, on the heels of the closing of its Short Pump spot.
According to representatives from the Fan Emilio's, which is still open, the owners decided to close Woodlake when they closed Short Pump (however in the email from the owners on the Short Pump closing, they encouraged diners to visit Woodlake).
Folks at Emilio's would not confirm an exact closing date or whether or not the closing had anything to do with the lease, but my sources are telling me Woodlake closed on Dec. 12, two days after the announced Short Pump closing, and much like that one, it was because the owners were locked out by the landlord.
Emilio's would not comment on any potential landlord dispute.
The Fan Emilio's at 1847 W. Broad St. is still open.
Previous from Dec. 10:
It’s time for Richmonders to say goodbye to another restaurant – the owner of Emilio's announced that they are closing their Short Pump location.
Richmond Bizsense broke the news last month that the restaurant was served with an eviction notice.
The owners sent an email to their customers on Monday, Dec. 10.
To all our loyal friends and customers:
We have some sad news to share - Emilio had to make a business decision to close the location at Short Pump. We are very disappointed that this venture could not sustain itself, but don't worry! Chef Emilio is still in Richmond, still available for private parties, catering, special events, cooking classes and wine dinners!
Most of you already know that the WOODLAKE location has been under new management for a couple of months now. Tracy has made some exciting changes to the decor and menu, and we hope that Emilio will begin to make regular appearances there in the near future to create unique three or four course wine pairing dinners. Please provide any feedback and direct all future correspondence for Woodlake to Tracy at: email@example.com. The phone number is 804-818-3336.
In other exciting news, Chad is the now holding the reins at Emilio's Tapas Bar in the Fan and plans to update the menu there very soon. The email address for the downtown location at Broad and Meadow will be: firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number there remains the same: 804-359-1224.
We wish you and yours all the best this holiday season, and we thank you for your support over the years. Please remember: if you have your health and your loved ones around you, you need nothing else!!
Yvonne & Emilio
1847 W. Broad Street