The quickest way to lose your business is not to pay your employees. That was step number one for Grill Italia. They had announced earlier that their place was closing but owner, Pepi Osmani, promised it was temporary.

He was out of the country when the temporary closing was announced on their Instagram. He said he was working on fixing the issues and they would have another grand opening when he returned.

However, I was contacted over the weekend by another Amarillo restaurant owner letting me know this is not a temporary move. The location has been listed for sale. Doesn't seem very temporary to me.

Gaut, Whittenburg, Emerson Real Estate Listing
Gaut, Whittenburg, Emerson Real Estate Listing

Oh, and if a contract is signed soon they can get an even better deal. Looks like someone is trying to get rid of this place and fast.

According to the listing, you can check it out HERE.


Great restaurant space formerly occupied by Italian Grill

Ready for occupancy.

Some restaurant equipment included, such as: walk-in's, 10 burner stove and dual oven, vent hood, prep tables, tables, chairs, and more.

Wired for surround sound, televisions and security system with cameras.

Overhead fire suppression system in place.

Covered outdoor patio seating.

Ample parking, both covered and open lot.

Located adjacent to Wolflin Village Shopping Center, The Amarillo Little Theater, The La Tour, and Herring Bank, only 1/3 mile from I-40 W. and Georgia.

20121 Taxes = $8,500.82 /year

2022 Insurance=$7,150 /yr

Occupancy 162

For a restaurant that just opened in February of this year, it seems they spent more time closed than actually opened. This may have been one of the fastest opens and shuts in Amarillo history. So congratulations on that.

I don't even think the owner, Pepi Osmani, has had a chance to make it back into the country from dealing with his family emergency.

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