Xuma Kitchens restaurant to close in Fayetteville

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A restaurant that has served Mexican cuisine and brunch items just off the Fayetteville square for several years will close their doors this week.

Xuma Kitchens owners over the weekend announced on the restaurant’s social media pages that the business plans to close officially on Sunday, May 26.

From the announcement:

With heavy hearts, we announce that Sunday, May 26th will be our final day of operation at Xuma Kitchens. This decision comes with deep reflection and consideration, marking the end of a journey that has been filled with countless memories, laughter, and shared meals.

We are profoundly grateful to each and every one of you who walked through our doors. Your support has been the cornerstone of our existence. From our loyal customers to our incredible staff—both past and present—your enthusiasm and commitment have turned Xuma into a community, not just a restaurant.

A special thank you to our local suppliers and partners who have journeyed with us in promoting sustainability and local sourcing, helping us deliver authentic Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist.

Xuma Kitchens, located at 25 E. Center St., opened under the name Axis Lounge as a restaurant, craft cocktail bar, and VR lounge in 2017. The restaurant dropped the VR lounge and changed its name a few years later. Xuma Kitchens their cuisine as “authentic Mexican meets modern American kitchens,” and were known locally for their made-from-scratch food, fresh margaritas, unique brunch, and large patio overlooking the street.

The restaurant becomes the second on Center Street to announce their closure this month. Damgoode Pies, a pizza restaurant located a few doors down from Xuma, also closed in May.