Around Town

Mellow Mushroom shuts down, Drago’s moves in

by Leslie Turk

Drago's set to take over the location in August.

Photo by Robin May

The Daily Advertiser reported last week that Drago's is taking over the former Mellow Mushroom location on Johnston Street in August.

Mellow Mushroom shut down June 4 after less than four years in the market. A worker answering the phone at the franchised pizzeria concept last week confirmed the closure but offered no additional information. The manager, she said, was in a meeting and unavailable for comment.

The failure of Mellow Mushroom follows similar fates of its predecessors at this corner: Toucan’s, Bootie’s, Serranos Salsa Company and Bako’s.

KTDY was first to break the news last week.

News of Mellow Mushroom's demise comes on the heels of the closing of Guidry's Reef over the Memorial Day weekend.

KATC also reported last week that Hurricane Grill & Wings on Ambassador has closed, and Country Cuisine will be closing soon.