Eater received word that Katsuya by Starck, which opened in the Andaz Hotel in early 2012, will close its doors Friday evening.
The Asian fusion concept, designed by Philippe Starck, was launched by sbe Entertainment Group (SLS Hotels, The Bazaar by ), which operates multiple Katsuya locations around the world.
A statement from sbe explains further, "After nearly two years, sbe is discontinuing operations of its Katsuya San Diego location. As sbe continues the expansion of the Katsuya brand nationally and internationally, the company is focusing its resources on the projects that deliver both the highest return and fit its long-term strategic growth objectives. sbe is incredibly thankful for the support of the San Diego community and for the hard work and dedication of the Katsuya team, as well as the team at the Andaz Hotel. Despite the closure, sbe is committed to San Diego and will continue to explore new opportunities for its hotel, restaurant and nightlife brands."
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