An Italian restaurant owned by the operators of the Shady Lady Saloon and the drummer for the rock bank Deftones plans to serve its last meal Saturday night.
Amaro Bistro & Bar on the corner of R and 11th streets opened about a year ago, but failed to generate enough business to keep it going, said co-owner Garrett Van Vleck.
Van Vleck and his partners welcomed Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham into their team running Amaro.
Amaro was part of a redevelopment project for R Street between 11th and 12th streets. Amaro is next to the Warehouse Artist Lofts, a $41 million mixed-use building.
Van Vleck said the management team will focus on Shady Lady and another bar they own, B-Side.