Sad news just in from Malibu, as Paul Shoemaker announces the imminent closure of his restaurant Savory, citing a lost battle for control with co-owner and landlord Zan Marquis. Doors are already sealed, meaning those who enjoyed the former Bastide chef's burgers will have to await the arrival of his next concept, Downtown's Juicy Lucy. Unfortunately, this shutter zaps away one of Malibu's better destinations for both foraged fresh dining and excellent pizza. A full statement from Shoemaker is below.
We would like to thank the entire community and the City of Malibu, all of our guests that have supported us over the last two and a half years, and most of all we would like to thank our incredible and amazing staff. We are so appreciative to have had such a talented, professional and loyal group of employees working with us all of this time. This is a sad day and one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. I love Malibu and everyone here. We will never forget this amazing experience. Eat. Drink. Be Local.