Restaurant news: Momma Dean’s Soul Food Kitchen, Geno’s Pizza, Brick House Kitchen closed

We noticed three Fayetteville restaurants that have closed their doors recently.

Here’s what we were able to find out:

Geno’s Pizza By The Slice

Former home of Geno’s Pizza on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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Geno’s Pizza By The Slice, located at 2920 Martin Luther King Blvd., officially closed on Monday, Aug. 12. The restaurant moved from their original location on Dickson Street to the MLK location in the summer of 2011. At the time, the restaurant owners said they hoped the convenience of a drive-thru lane and free parking would increase business at the new location.

A Facebook post from Aug. 14 stated, “It is with mixed emotions that I sadly announce that Genos officially closed Monday, August 12, 2013.”

Momma Dean’s Soul Food Kitchen

Signs indicating non-payment of sales tax cover the front of Momma Dean’s.

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Another south Fayetteville restaurant, Momma Dean’s Soul Food Kitchen, also closed recently. According to information posted to the state’s Department of Finance and Administration website, the restaurant was closed on Monday, Aug. 26 due to apparent non-payment of sales tax. The business was served a closure notification on July 9.

It’s not the first time Momma Dean’s was closed by the state. The restaurant was forced to close in 2010 for the same issue, but an anonymous donor paid the restaurant’s sales tax bill, which cleared the way for a re-opening about a week later.

Brick House Kitchen

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A reader wrote in to tell us that Brick House Kitchen has also closed.

After looking into it, we can confirm that the restaurant has moved out of their space at 1 E. Center Street. No word yet on whether the restaurant is permanently closed, or if they plan to resurface elsewhere.