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Amaro to serve final meal after a year in midtown

Wave goodbye to midtown's Amaro

The Italian restaurant run by the operators of the Shady Lady Saloon and the drummer of the Deftones closed Jan. 26 after a year in midtown.
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The Italian restaurant run by the operators of the Shady Lady Saloon and the drummer of the Deftones closed Jan. 26 after a year in midtown.

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.

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