Riccardo Ullio (above) just called to tell me that he closed Lupe Taqueria — his Midtown Mexican restaurant — over the weekend. Beleza, his snacky cocktail bar next door that has been closed for the past three months, will not reopen as previously announced.
“Even though we were breaking even at Lupe, we could not get the bank to work something out on the loan,” Ullio said. Both properties will go into foreclosure.
Ullio also owns Sotto Sotto and Fritti in Inman Park.
While I never made it to Lupe, I always enjoyed the tropical cocktails and the healthy snackums at Beleza.
Will you miss these restaurants?