A few days after celebrating its fourth anniversary, Rock’N’oodles has announced the rock will finally stop on Nov. 18.
Created by Brien McEahern, the casual spot at the corner of Third Street and Charleston Boulevard was built around a menu of music-inspired noodle dishes, salads and small plate creations, all named after famous songs and served in a setting decorated with more than 100 individually framed vintage vinyl records.
Earlier this year, the team was confident enough to move into the shuttered Red Elephant Tattoo shop right next door, expanding to almost 2,000 square feet of space.
But McEahern blames the “location,” not the menu for failing to draw enough new and repeat customers, an insider’s warning to future ventures daring to stray off the main Arts District thoroughfares.
Original attempts for funding included unsuccessful pitches to Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project, but McEahern was relentless in his enthusiasm and drive to open his own concept.
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