After less than six months, Brat Haus’ sister restaurant Smokehaus will be closing its doors.
The restaurant was opened in early January at 3636 N. Scottsdale Road under the ownership of restaurateur Dave Andrea, who cited declining sales and unexpected increases in overhead costs as reasons for the closure, according to the Phoenix New Times.
“We had high expectations for Smokehaus to be a huge success,” Andrea says in a press release. “Unfortunately, due to declining sales and unexpected increases in overhead costs, we have had to make the tough decision to close our doors.”
The restaurant specialized in central California-style barbecue, specifically tri-tip. The brick-and-mortar location grew from Andrea’s barbecue catering business, and the owner says Smokehaus will now “return to its catering roots.”
Andrea is currently looking for someone to take over the newly renovated space, which is located at 3636 North Scottsdale Road. Inquires can be made through The Restaurant Brokers at firstname.lastname@example.org.