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Twenty years in the restaurant biz is an accomplishment, but tell that to Sullivan’s Restaurant.

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The iconic Westheimer Road restaurant, part of the Del Frisco’s Restaurant group, is shuttering.

A server told the Houston Press why, and it’s hardly a surprise to anyone who’s familiar with the encroaching, ever-developing River Oaks District.

“They [the landlord] doubled the rent to force us out,” she said. “I think it went from $30,000 per month to $60,000, and that was just too much.”

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The restaurant will close its doors for good May 23.

The rent on Westheimer is getting so insane that Sullivan’s Restaurant is closing (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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