Without so much as a farewell dinner, representatives from Paul Shoemaker's Savory in Malibu write to say that the restaurant has closed, as of today. The unfortunate news comes as a result of an ongoing dispute with Point Dume Village Landlord and part-owner of Savory, Zan Marquis. The restaurant's numerous accolades, including a Best Newcomer Award from Zagat this year, were not enough to save the business. Shoemaker signs off in a release:
"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."
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