Asheville Scene reporter Mackensy Lunsford has the sad news regarding Bistro 1896:
After 16 years of business on Pack Square, Bistro 1896 will close the restaurant today.
“We’ve just poured so much money personally into this,” said Jenna Harrison, who owns the restaurant with partner Susan Crockett. “We just don’t have any more, so we had to make the decision to close the doors.”
Harrison said winter has been tough on the restaurant business. “I pretty much woke up on Valentine’s Day and opened up my bank account and looked at our reservations,” she said. “I realized we weren’t going to be bringing in enough money to keep her open. There are just so many other restaurants opening, it’s just taken all the business away from what we did get for the winter.”
Bistro 1896, which encompasses more than 3,000 feet by Harrison’s estimate, is currently for sale.
Category: Asheville food and drink