St. Johns County

Two popular St. Augustine restaurants shutting down

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — After 50 years in business, St. Augustine restaurant Scarlett O’Hara’s officially closed on July 4. Dos Gatos St. Augustine also closed its doors.

According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, it was a combination of skyrocketing costs and the after-effects of the pandemic that led to the decision.

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Scarlett O’Hara’s is working to reassign all employees to other restaurants.

“It’s a heartbreaking thing to close a business, especially one with a long history such as Scarlett’s,” the Facebook post read.

“As much as the stars aligned against us, as much as we fought, we still failed her and frankly my dear, that sucks. Anyway, good night Scarlett. We really did give a damn.”

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