Eddie Nickell, owner of Funky Monkey (Website), announced early Tuesday that he would be closing his Mills 50 restaurant this summer.
The closure of the award-winning restaurant follows closely on the heels of their neighbor King Cajun Crawfish moving into their former Bananas space, just next door.
There will be a farewell party with wine, food by Chef Ashley and more with proceeds from the $25 admission ticket going towards the Mills 50 Main Street program. The party runs form 6-10 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Funky Monkey.
They are currently looking for a new tenant for the 912 N. Mills location [Gmap].
See Nickell’s statement below:
A Message from Eddie: After eight amazing years and over a hundred thousand friends served; we are saying goodbye to our Mills Avenue Location. Nick and I own the building at 912 N Mills Avenue and we are turning it over to new tenants in the near future. Being a landlord will be new venture for us [smile emoticon].
Funky Monkey Mills has been a pioneer in the Mills-50 District. We opened this location against all odds eight years ago and many people thought we were absolutely insane! We took a chance and opened to immediate success and accolades. Funky Monkey has won many awards over the years, and has donated to many amazing charities and benefits.
Please join us for one final night to say goodbye to our original location. Enjoy amazing wines and tasty bites by Chef Ashley, Nick and me and share memories with us. Nick, Chef Ashley and I will be here to bid a fond farewell to our original location on Mills Avenue and to thank you for eight amazing years.
Please RSVP to me for this exclusive event here on Facebook or via email at [email protected] $25 per person to cover the cost of food and wine and we will donate a portion of the proceeds to the fabulous Mills-50 organization which is something Nick and I helped create. As Nick, Ashley and I focus our attention to our highly successful Pointe Orlando location we want you to enjoy our original Location and say goodbye with us.
Please join us from 6pm until 10pm Sunday June 28th and enjoy the many memories of this fabulous restaurant with us. Cheers Eddie Nickell