Soul food seekers in the NoHo Arts District were dealt a blow this weekend following the closure of Otis Jackson's Soul Dog.
The eatery opened in the spring of 2011, but closed Sunday due to paltry earnings, according to one of its proprietors.
Said owner Don Scott: "We sold the space to a new owner. My wife and I decided that as much as we loved being in NoHo and she loved owning her first restaurant, but we just weren't making very much profit for the amount of work we were putting in."
Named after a friend of Scott and his wife, Otis Jacksons was known for more for its fried chicken and soul sides than hot dogs, Scott said.
Despite its revenue, the restaurant garnered a four-and-a-half star rating on Yelp.
"The new owner of the Soul Dog space is doing a completely new concept and will be remodeling for about six weeks,"Scott said in an email, adding: "It has been an adventurous ride being in the food service business and we have learned a whole lot that we did not know two years ago."