After more than five years of operating in the Shoppes at Legacy Park in Tuscaloosa, Nothing but Noodles permanently closed earlier this month.

In a letter posted to the door of the restaurant on July 9th, management thanked their customers and employees for their support over the years, but announced they would serve their last meals the next day, July 10th.

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"It is with great sadness we announce the closing of Nothing But Noodles - Tuscaloosa," the sign reads. "Our lease has expired and this pandemic has proven to be a very difficult time for us; past and present."

The chain launched in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2002 and came to the Druid City as an early presence in the Shoppes at Legacy Park shopping center across the street from Midtown Village in 2015.

As their name implied, the quick-service restaurant focused on noodle-based dishes from around the world, from stuffed shells and shrimp scampi to spicy lo mein.

"We want to thank all of our wonderful guests and employees for supporting us over the past 5+ years," management wrote in the letter on the door. "We are extremely humbled that so many embraced this restaurant and we were able to succeed as long as we have."

The Shoppes have proven a difficult spot for restaurants to thrive -- Chuy's Tex Mex cantina abruptly closed there in late 2019 with no advance notice given to their patrons.

Customers looking for a bite to eat while shopping in the area can still stop in at BurgerFi, Pyro's Fire Fresh Pizza and the Juice Bar.

Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates on tenants at the shopping center as they become available.

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