A longtime fixture of downtown Tuscaloosa's Temerson Square has permanently closed after more than a decade of serving margaritas and Mexican food.

Don Toño's Mexican Grill opened around 2010 and became a favorite of students and townies alike for $3 margs during happy hour and big portions that wouldn't break the bank.

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They permanently closed earlier this month after almost 15 years downtown, a tenure that outlasted several neighboring tenants including Roly Poly, Speakeasy, Roxy's and Civil Axe Throwing.

Property managers in Temerson Square are already searching for the next tenant to fill the space, though, which is likely to be another restaurant and not a standalone bar like the nearby Tavern 1831, Rhythm & Brews and Copper Top - the city of Tuscaloosa is not expected to issue any new licenses or permits to bars before the end of 2023.

For more exclusive updates from the restaurant and retail beat in West Alabama including a story later today about a different Mexican restaurant that just opened downtown, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread.

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