So Long - Artz Rib House

Tuesday April 10, 2012

So Long - Artz Rib House

After a tumultuous final few years, Artz Rib House appears to have closed for good.

The longtime South Austin barbecue restaurant that was known as much for its live music as its thick beef ribs closed its doors on March 19 and filed Wednesday for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means that the remaining assets of the restaurant will be liquidated to pay its debts.

The bankruptcy filing indicates that the business owes $303,000 in back wages and taxes and has assets of $23,400.

Owner Art Blondin is holding out hope that he can open another restaurant within a month,


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