Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Urban Roots From Restaurant Impossible Has Closed

Photo - Food Network
Urban Roots in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which was featured on season eight of Restaurant Impossible has closed.  On June 6, 2015 the restaurant posted the following message on their Facebook page:
"Tonight we celebrate 5 years of Urban Roots and when we sign off tonight it will be the end of our run in historic Deep Deuce. This has been an amazing journey, when we opened our doors in 2010 we hoped to honor and preserve the roots of our ancestors in a sacred place. We feel we were instrumental in initiating new opportunities for culturally significant ventures and hope for those to see continued success. We strived to provide a space for culture, comfort, and creativity by using food as a medium. We've watched relationships and marriages form, the birth of babies and artistic freedom for many. We appreciate you OKC. You showed up and out for us and we are eternally grateful. EEDO & love......."

There was a GoFundMe fundraiser started on May 19th where the restaurant was hoping to raise $15,000 by June 6th.  They also had a music festival at the restaurant to try to help raise money, but I guess their goals fell short.

An article at NewsOK.com about the closure stated that the building the restaurant was located in had recently been sold and friends of owner Chaya said the restaurant was facing a steep rent increase.

This is the sixth restaurant from season eight of Restaurant Impossible to close and the Restaurant Impossible Update Page has been updated with this information.


  1. I will say this is way past Robert's area, new lease with much higher rent, most would close or move over this.

  2. I agree. Only the eateries that own the property have a fighting chance. They should consider the leased properties before they begin otherwise it's a waste of time.

  3. True.... that's what happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's gotten to the point that McDonald's is having a hard time around here. It's out of Robert hands in this one.