BIZNOTE: Allyum announces it will close before year’s end

Thanks for the tip. The proprietors of Allyum, the “plant-focused” restaurant at 2940 SW Avalon Way, announced this evening that they’ll close by the end of the year. From their announcement:

Covid has definitely made it very difficult for us to grow the way we need to in order to self sustain and stay out of debt. After many heart felt talks and consideration of all possibilities to make our lovely space work, we have realized it’s just too big to keep costs down and run efficiently as a small restaurant. We have decided it’s time for Allyum to take the necessary next step of closing the doors of our business. Allyum will close by the end of 2021. We will have a set date soon.

We gave it our best shot, had a great time, and met some wonderful folks along the way, feeding them healthy, delicious food, so we feel pretty good about things despite the unavoidable outcome.

So, going forward, we have some really fun events we are planning, to go out with a bang and give you all one last taste of Allyum. Chef Ally will continue to cook of course and we ask that you look out on instagram for popups and private dinner opportunities for you and your loved ones. We are planning a lot of fun holiday promotions and plan to stay running in the space until the end of the year.

Come in and say goodbye and eat as much Allyum as you can while we are still open. Your business is still very much appreciated.

We thank you all so much for welcoming us and showing us so much love and support.

Until we meet again,
Chef Ally & Dahli Strayer of Allyum

Allyum opened this past New Year’s Day. The space previously held Duos, Avalon Restaurant, and Café Revo (before the restaurants, it held Murphy’s Furniture Studio until 2008).

8 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Allyum announces it will close before year's end"

  • Derek November 7, 2021 (1:29 am)

    This is so sad. Instantly became a favorite restaurant of mine. Felt like they could have been open more hours. I always went and got friends to go too. 

  • IPreferAnimals November 7, 2021 (3:20 am)

    Please, oh please, say it ain’t so! I am shocked and saddened by this news. As someone who eats a plant-based diet for ethical reasons, I’m always looking for great vegan restaurants. My husband and I were beyond thrilled when news of Allyum was coming to our neighborhood, since WS doesn’t have many vegan restaurant options. Almost every Friday since they’ve opened, we have ordered take-out from them. Always “fire up the menu!” The owners/chef are extremely talented and incredibly innovative with their delicious vegan interpretations of familiar dishes and dishes from different cultures. We were always excited for the next new menu, anticipating more deliciousness. Allyum was a bright light for us during this dreadful pandemic, something that made us happy, something to look forward to every week. Thank you Ally Rael and Dahli Strayer for your awesomeness. You ladies ROCK! Hubs and I will miss your restaurant more than you know. I hope one day you will open another amazing vegan restaurant and wherever it is, we will follow! Wishing you both all the best! Peace, love and light. From hardcore Allyum fans.  

  • Flo B November 7, 2021 (6:28 am)

    Even without  covid  starting and operating a restaurant is tough. 

  • flimflam November 7, 2021 (7:20 am)

    That’s too bad. Such a tough business even in the best of times and more often than not a labor of love.

  • Julie November 7, 2021 (8:39 am)

    Oh darn. I’m sorry to hear this Allyum. I was in recently and had a delicious meal. I’ve told my friends how excited I was to bring them there. We will be back before your closing to help send you off with appreciation. 

  • Agen Schmitz November 7, 2021 (2:34 pm)

    Allyum has been a consistent presence in our lives on most Friday nights since last year — the food, service, and friendly vibes are going to be greatly missed. 

  • WSVegan November 7, 2021 (10:00 pm)

    Sorry to see you go. Vegan all the way for half my 50 years — will miss this fine place so very much!

  • Sarah Airhart November 8, 2021 (4:13 pm)

    I am so sad to hear that-it always seemed like business was good-full parking lot next to my work and the food is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD and I’m not even vegan!! I wish you all the best and I am sure something more amazing will happen for you xoxoxo

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