After nine months in business, restaurateur Miranda Pontes’ Germantown restaurant Lulu will close its doors at 5 p.m. tomorrow.
The closure was announced late this afternoon with the following post to social media:
It is w/ heartfelt regret to inform you that Lulu will be closing our doors effective tomorrow, Thursday February 8, @ 5 PM. Lulu has been a passion & labor of love since its inception. It has been gratifying to watch the Germantown neighborhood, Nashville & beyond respond so positively to our concept. Through the efforts of our talented staff, we have enjoyed bringing our customers unique menu offerings & becoming a space for community members to gather & linger. Our motto “Yes to All” truly meant providing a space & menu that was welcoming to ALL. We hope you’ve been well fed & made some fond memories with us!
Unfortunately, we have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to close. We hope to take much of what we have learned in operating Lulu to our next concept, so stay tuned. We are grateful to our customers & to our wonderful employees who have made this past year of operation possible. A true sense of family was created at Lulu & that shall remain. It’s been an honor to be a part of the Lulu family & the Germantown community.
With love, gratitude & heavy heart,
XO Miranda & all the Lulu family
Opened in May of last year, Lulu was Pontes’ first foray into the fast-casual sector, serving up a healthy-leaning menu in a space heavy on Scandinavian design and offering a message of inclusiveness. But the restaurant appeared to struggle to find its footing early on, closing for a reset just a month after opening, then adjusting its hours several times.
Currently, an exact reason for the shutter, as well as future plans for the space, are not known.