A TRENDY city eatery has closed its doors months after opening. 

So. LA. put a notice on their Mitchell Street premises to say they had shut for ‘essential maintenance work’. 

The restaurant, which opened November, then closed its Instagram account before posting a message on social media about its future after The Evening Times contacted them. 

Owners James and Louise Rusk signalled that their concept wasn’t working and it was time to call it quits. 

A statement said: “After having to close the doors for essential maintenance earlier this week, we’ve been reflecting on So. LA’s future and it’s with sadness that we’ve made the hard decision to remain closed until further noticed. 
 “Our mission has always been to create incredible spaces that bring everyone together over amazing food and drink. When we opened So. LA. we took the opportunity to bring something new and unique to Glasgow, and while we’ve grown a loyal following, the reality is that our concept is not working. 
 “As always, our customers are the main priority and all gift certificates, and bookings will be honoured across our Rusk and Rusk portfolio, where you’ll also find our dedicated So. LA. team. 
 “We will always continue to create new experiences for our guests, and we will never stop trying to bring you innovative and exciting new ways of dining and drinking in the city.
 “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has dined or raised a glass with us in So. LA., and for your loyal, continued support. We will be making a decision on the future of the venue this week.”

The restaurant was created by the same team behind The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Hutchesons City Grill, and The Spanish Butcher.