During the pandemic, the majority of the restaurants in the Epicenter never reopened.
This includes Blackfinn, Firehouse Subs, Grabbgreen Food + Juice, Jason’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Papa Rossi’s New York Style Pizza, Smoothie King, Urban Brick’s Pizza, Vida Cantina, and Wild Wing Cafe.
Entertainment venues and nightclubs like Rooftop 210, Suite, The Tin Roof and Vault have also closed permanently.
Studio Movie Grill closed its second-level Epicenter location on March 2 after seven years, in a move it said was unrelated to the pandemic.
The epicenter almost got caught before
The CIM Group is the third owner of the Epicenter.
The epicenter was built in 2008.
Epicenter went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2010 under the direction of the original developers to avoid foreclosure after the center’s construction loan defaulted, according to Observer stories at the time. The Epicenter emerged from bankruptcy two years later under the leadership of new owners, Blue Air 2010, who invested millions in renovations.
Stay open at Epicenter
On the online map of the five floors of Epicenter, there are 52 shopping spaces, but the map shows less than 20 are open. Operating sites include Insomnia Cookie, Epic Times Jewelry, Fuji Hibachi and Teriyaki Grill, Flemings Steakhouse, Mortimer’s Cafe, Red Eye Diner, Bowlero, Tailored Smoke, Rocket Fizz, and World of Beer.