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It's been a hard two years for restaurants of all sizes, particularly small family-run restaurants. In Lubbock, we've seen a number of smaller restaurants close in the last two years, some for good, while others have been able to make a comeback.

Many in Lubbock are hoping to see a great comeback story for Vizo's.

If you never had the chance to eat at Vizo's African Bar and Restaurant, you missed out. Vizo's opened in 2019 at 4930 South Loop 289 and things were running smooth. The business was opened by two Texas Tech alumni and their goal was to share the food and culture of Africa with Lubbock.

Vizo's was the only African restaurant of its kind in Lubbock and the staff was always glad to make a recommendation. In 2020, Forbes released a list of the Top 100 Places to Eat In the United States and Vizo's came in at number 99.

In November 2021, Vizo's suddenly announced that they would be closing temporarily. They said that they would be back at the beginning of the new year. That had a lot of fans worried, but relieved that Vizo's would eventually return.

Well, it's no longer the beginning of the year and fans have been wondering if Vizo's African Bar & Restaurant would ever reopen. This morning I just happened to jump on their Facebook page to see if there were any updates, and to my surprise there was a small update.

On Monday, a Facebook user asked if there were any updates on reopening. Ashley Nee with Vizo's responded by saying, "we’re in the midst of relocating to a new space. It’s taking longer than we hoped. As soon as we have a more concrete timeline, we will let you know."

Vizo's Facebook
Vizo's Facebook page

So while we may not have a timeline or much in the way of details, we at least know Vizo's African Bar & Restaurant still plans to open a new location.

We wish them the best of luck and can't wait until they reopen. Once we get more details, we will pass them on to you.

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