One of the original eateries on Crockett Row is closing: Terra Mediterranean at West 7th is closing its doors on October 23, following their lunch buffet service. The restaurant had been there for nearly a decade.
According to a release, they made the decision regretfully, after sincere thought and consideration. "We've decided to set our sights on new goals, opportunities and priorities," their statement says.
That includes a re-evaluation of their presence in the Fort Worth market, and the search for a new location that better aligns with the restaurant's brand identity.
However, they may re-open somewhere else in Fort Worth. "We look forward to sharing news about what the next chapter looks like and seeing you when we pop back up in the future in Fort Worth," the statement says.
Terra opened in February 2010, when West Seventh was an exciting new vision, side by side with restaurants such as Brownstone and Patrizio, all of which have since bailed.
Terra's concept was a casual, quick, fresh version of their Mediterranean staples.
"The people of Fort Worth welcomed us with open hearts and minds as we brought a new dining style with our lunch buffet and an unfamiliar cuisine to the Fort Worth area nearly 10 years ago, and for that we will be forever grateful," their statement says.
The management is reaching out to their contacts in the Fort Worth culinary community to provide employees with leads on places that are hiring.
Terra Mediterranean will continue operating in the DFW market with the other two locations of Terra Mediterranean in Plano & Irving as well as the original concept, Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill in Richardson.
And this is nice: Terra Mediterranean gift cards will be honored at all remaining Terra Mediterranean & Ali Baba Mediterranean locations.
Terra Mediterranean will also continue to offer offsite catering to the Fort Worth market from their Irving location.
The statement calls it "not a goodbye, but hopefully a see you later."