Today would be a gorgeous day to eat some spring rolls and drink sake on the front patio of Nine 05, but sadly, it's too late.
The nine-month-old restaurant has closed. Servicemen were removing equipment when I stopped by, and the place was deserted. The kitchen appears to be in a state of disassembly.
On my way out, I ran into chef Jay Bogsinske, who said the restaurant never really took off they way they'd hoped, and that the situation between chef-owner Matt Carter and landlord Norman Fox was "a ball of wax."
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Needless to say, the other projects that Carter had been planning for the corner of 4th Street and Garfield -- a gastropub called Canteen and a taqueria called El Rey -- are now shelved.