Chef Mark Militello Closes Third Restaurant
Mark's Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., unexpectedly closed its doors on Thursday. No explanation for the closure has been given.
The upscale seafood restaurant, headed by award-winning chef Mark Militello, posted a closure notice on its doors thanking customers for their patronage.
Militello's other Florida restaurants, Mark's City Place in West Palm Beach and Mark's South Beach, shut down more than three weeks ago. Only the Mizner Park location, Mark's at the Park in Boca Raton, remains open.
The Boca Raton restaurant will remain open, with an emphasis on sushi offerings by Roy Villaicrusis, formerly the master sushi chef at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Militello opened his first restaurant, Mark's Place in North Miami Beach, in 1988. After Hurricane Andrew, Militello closed Mark's Place and made the Las Olas location the brand's home base.