Melt In Mid-City To Close After Two Years


NEW ORLEANS — After two years of serving up gourmet grilled cheeses to Mid-City residents, owners of Melt recently announced the closure of the restaurant located at 2549 Banks St. Their last day of business was Friday, June 22.

“Opening Melt more than two years ago and having had the opportunity to be a part of the ongoing economic development in the surrounding area was truly a dream come true for us,” said Miles Tully Jr., co-owner. “Words can’t express our gratitude for all the staff, surrounding neighbors, and loyal patrons who supported us throughout this entire journey, and we’re extremely excited that the space will still be utilized to provide high-quality, unique food options for the people of Mid-City.”

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Since opening with its original limited menu in November 2016, co-owners Miles Tully Jr. and Greg Hicks added more gourmet sandwich and food options, a brunch menu, an extensive cocktail menu, and an outdoor bar area and a rooftop patio, which debuted earlier this year. The restaurant has been highly praised by food critics and customers alike, having received the highly coveted “Kid's Choice Award” at the inaugural Mac ‘N’ Cheese Fest last October. Additionally, Tully was recognized at the 2017 Millennial Awards as the award recipient in the Culinary Arts category.

The new owners, brothers Oscar and Allan Chimal, are partnering with a local restaurant group to relaunch the space as a new modern Mexican-style dining experience. Agave House is tentatively set to open in early fall of 2018. 

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