Mexican restaurant chain Beach Burrito has closed its only Victorian store.
In a post on the store’s Facebook page on Tuesday, Beach Burrito Company founder Blake Read thanked staff and customers for their support over the years.
“We had such an amazing time in Melbourne and serving you all awesome Mexican food with a side of skateboarding culture,” he said.
Beach Burrito Fitzroy, which opened in April 2015, was known for its invite-only 10-metre-long skateboard pool that was a challenge even for advanced skaters.
Read said the company was focusing on its flagship stores in other states, with some special events to be announced soon.
“We have a few HUGE things coming up and can’t wait to tell you about them.”
Beach Burrito Company’s first store in Bondi opened in 2006 and there are now 12 restaurants around the country.
Beach Burrito Company marketing manager Joel McDonald told Broadsheet the Gertrude Street venue had been on the market for some time. With the lease over, the family-run Beach Burrito Company would be focusing on its restaurants in Sydney and the opening of a Newcastle venue soon.
“We don’t have plans for Victoria at the moment,” McDonald said.
Even though its only restaurant in Victoria has closed, Beach Burrito won’t disappear from Melbourne altogether.
Beach Burrito’s long-time collaborator Vans is hosting a two-day exhibition of skating, art and workshops at The Meat Market in North Melbourne next month, and Beach Burrito will help to organise the event.
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