Just months after the restaurant reopened with an updated menu and decor, Mason has closed for good.
The eatery, located in the former Gigi space, shuttered yesterday. According to a Mason rep, employees were notified on Monday of the restaurant's impending demise.
The concept, by the Beaker & Gray Group (led by Beaker & Gray's Brian Nasajon and Ben Potts), opened in summer 2018 with the idea of offering upscale diner fare until the wee hours of the morning. The 2,500-square-foot, art deco-inspired place offered burgers, pretzel-dough knots, and fish 'n' chips. Partner Brian Nasajon called the offerings "food from scratch that tastes good in a really clean place."
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In early November 2018, Mason closed for a refresh, with Nasajon saying the restaurant would open a few weeks later with a reworked menu and a sexier vibe.
In mid-November, Mason reopened, along with Boombox Miami, a lounge in the former Bardot space. The lounge, which features a cocktail program by partner Ben Potts, continues to be a success.
The partners' original concept, Beaker & Gray, located just a few blocks north, is also thriving. The restaurant just won the Peoples' Choice award and was named the overall tiki winner at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Art of Tiki event.