After being open for twenty years the Uno Chicago Grill in Porter Square closed for good Monday, part of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. filed for in January. The West Roxbury company is still said to have about 160 restaurants, including one in Back Bay.
“Let’s not say goodbye!” says a sign in the deep-dish pizza restaurant’s at the Porter Square doorway. Then, pointing diners to the 22 JFK St. restaurant, “We’ve closed these doors for the last time …”
That leaves a large vacancy for KS Partners LLC, the management company at the Porter Square Galleria, which saw its second-story Blockbuster close in July. That space is still empty; the Uno Chicago Grill is more than twice the size of the former video store, with two stories connected by an elaborate stairwell and has an outside dining area. The bottom floor is primarily a bar and the upper floor dining space, restrooms and kitchens.
Tenants have criticized KS Partners for rent increases and difficult lease negotiations.
So if you are looking for a pizza and movie don’t go to Porter Sq.
File Under: So sad.