Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse, abruptly closed their doors Monday, adding to a growing list of restaurants that have closed at Downtown Summerlin.
According to employees, Fogo de Chao closed after a busy weekend, leaving about 40 men and women without a job.
After 13 Action News found out about the closer, it discovered that there were several closures at the shopping complex in 2017.
Those closures included:
- Moe's Southwestern Grill in January
- Rice Republic in March
- Ribs and Burgers in April
- Gelato Messina in July
- The Cuppa Coffee Bar in August
One retail shop, Golfsmith, also closed at the end of 2016.
Financial Advisor Mike PeQueen says more openings and closings could happen in Downtown Summerlin as restaurants and retail stores try to find a balance.
"For a lot of restaurants and dining outlets inside Downtown Summerlin, there may not be a need for as many as there are,” says PaQueen. "It tells me that the right list of restaurants might be a smaller number and it might be different types of foods than that restaurant is.”
Fogo de Chao tells 13 Action News that they're working to relocate employees from their Downtown Summerlin location.