A seemingly cursed Fan restaurant location appears to have claimed another victim.
The Peacock’s Pantry at 1731 W. Main St. is up for sale after about a year and half in business. It’s the latest in a long line of restaurants to open and close at the location, which formerly housed Cirrus, Dogwood Grille & Spirits, Plaza Mexico and Mainstream.
A June ad on Craigslist listed the business for sale.
Several calls from BizSense to the restaurant have gone unreturned. All traces of the Peacock’s Pantry name on the exterior have been removed. A “for sale by owner” sign remains.
John Purcell and Elizabeth Lee opened the Peacock’s Pantry in December 2011, about seven months after sandwich shop Mainstream called it quits. Peacock’s began as a weekend restaurant, with small plate offerings starting at $15. The business then shifted to hosting banquets and catering about a year later.
Looks like the skeptical comments about this restaurant on the original story proved to be correct.
One of those comments from 12/2011 were mine. “Future failed restaurant”.
Maybe the location wouldn’t be as cursed if they weren’t charging prices starting at $15 for small plates.
I suppose small plates are a good idea (“hey you can try a bunch of different things”) but not at $15 minimum per plate.
Here’s a free consulting lesson for potential new restaurants: if your business “model” requires you to charge this much for small plates, save your time and money and don’t open a restaurant. There are so many great places in town that send you home stuffed with incredible food at similar price points.