Two Sherman restaurants closing downtown

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SHERMAN,TX---Two downtown Sherman restaurants are closing, leaving behind some unhappy customers.

Little Italy just east of the courthouse has been in business for 6 years but recently they closed their doors for good.

"I hate to see this place not be here, I hope it surfaces somewhere else." said Jack Magee.

Jack Magee is a loyal Little Italy customer, the owners tell News12 they closed because of a dispute between the city and a fellow business over a grease trap.

Magee says he hopes that the city will work to bring more eateries to the downtown area.

"To catch fish you got to use bait, and the bait that is in downtown Sherman right now is not working." said Magee.

Sherman Chamber of Commerce President Eddie Brown says the closing of these restaurants isn't indicative of any problem with downtown Sherman.

"That will happen obviously over time, some will tend to close, for one reason or another, and others will open as we see growth taking place." said Brown.

"We need to have a lot of choices." said Moravac.

Ansley Moravac works at the Shops on Travis. She says losing restaurants in the downtown area is inconvenient for the people who work downtown and hopes that the city can do something to bring more business to the area.

"Eventually it's going to be as beautiful as we all dreamed it can be." said Moravac.

Another restaurant shutting it's doors; the Braums on North Travis. It's been open for 37 years but will close for good on March 23.

We called the corporate office to ask why but got no response.
The store manager says he was simply told that they had to close. The other Braums off highway 75 and Lamberth Road will remain open. Employees will be able to transfer there.

In Sherman, Ethan Hutchins, News 12.

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