San Lio, Hawaiian Brian’s restaurants close in Fayetteville

Hawaiian Brian’s

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It was just a couple weeks ago that we posted news on more than a dozen restaurants that have opened, closed, or plan to soon open in Fayetteville. Consider this post an addendum to that one.

Since then, San Lio and Hawaiian Brian’s have both closed their doors.

Hawaiian Brian’s announced their closure on Facebook.

San Lio

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“It does come with a heavy, heavy heart that Hawaiian Brian’s is closed until further notice,” the announcement stated. “We have enjoyed your company, laughs, advice and friendships afterall you are ohana! (family).”

Hawaiian Brian’s originally opened inside an Airstream trailer at The Yacht Club mobile business park in 2012 before upsizing to a brick and mortar location in Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, and then moving to Center Street in downtown Fayetteville. The restaurant also opened and closed a location in Springdale during that time.

San Lio, which opened less than a year ago at 300 W. Dickson St., also took to social media to announce their closure, with a bit of good news for fans of their ramen bar and dim sum menu.

“Today is our last day at this location,” the announcement read. “We’re happy to announce that coming soon you can continue to enjoy dim sum and ramen at our sister restaurant Meiji, located at the corner of Joyce and Crossover.”

Meiji, also owned by San Lio owner Darwin Beyer, recently moved a couple doors down from their original location, into the space most recently home to East Side Cantina at 3878 N. Crossover Road.