Another popular restaurant in Ascot has announced it will be closing its doors and serving its last pizza slice on 30 June 2021. The owner of Meltz Gourmet Pizza Bar, located on Racecourse Road, said that he’s looking to pursue other opportunities after running his restaurant for three and a half years.
In a post on Instagram, Kellum Tate said that negotiations for the lease renewal of Meltz Gourmet Pizza Bar fell through thus the decision to close the shop. He also said that he’s not considering moving into a new location and continue the brand he built. However, he is hoping that someone would be interested in “snapping up the opportunity” to takeover Meltz Gourmet Pizza Bar.
“This was not a decision made lightly,” Mr Tate said. “However, I have decided after 3.5 years of dedication to Meltz as a local business and building the brand, it is in the best interest of my family to pursue other business opportunities which will provide a friendlier work/life balance.”
In the remaining months, the pizza bar will continue to prepare and serve customers for its final hoorah.
Mr Tate bought the restaurant from its previous owners in September 2017 and rebranded it into a gourmet pizza and bar, serving “a wide range of pizzas, burgers, calzones, and loaded salads to suppress any appetite.” As a fully licensed bar, the eatery had been a regular hangout for the young crowd but families with kids, as well as the oldies who occasionally enjoy pizza with beer, also frequented the pizza place.
Meltz Gourmet Pizza Bar thrived amidst the pandemic, when lockdowns, work-at-home orders, and dining restrictions were in place, affecting many businesses all over Brisbane.