The partners were in the second year of a five-year lease but "did not succeed at their venture," according to one of their landlords, the Times reports.
Read "Eleven North restaurant heads south."
The two-story eatery and watering hole, which opened in the fall of 2012 at the former site of David Ryan's, had struggled from the start:
- In its first winter, townies found Eleven North a diverting place to drink and watch big-screen TVs, but thought the food overpriced.
- Accessible only by stairs, the upstairs dining room was off-limits to seniors (a significant consumer group in Edgartown and Island-wide) and handicapped patrons.
- People with handicaps, as well as town government, were also dissed by the restaurant's lack of a required entrance ramp.
- While some Island visitors raved — one even posted on Patch that Eleven North served the "best burger I've ever had! Nice and juicy" — the place never developed a foodie following, even after bringing in a high-powered executive chef last spring.
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