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SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED: Local restaurants closing in 2010

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  • China Pavilion in The Pavilion shopping center closed around Sept. 1, 2010, after serving the local community for more than 25 years.
  • Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, 11250 U.S. 41 E., closed in June 2010 after a 30-year run in East Naples.
  • Frascati's Italian Restaurant, 1258 Airport-Pulling Road N., permanently closed in July 2010. The popular East Naples restaurant anchored the River Reach plaza for about 18 years.
  • Cheeburger Cheeburger closed its last Collier County location this summer. The throwback restaurant on Fifth Avenue South had been serving Pounders for 15 years.
  • Ted’s Montana Grill at the Coastland Center mall in Naples closed in January 2010.
  • Uno Chicago Grill, near the intersection of Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads in North Naples, closed in June 2010. Other regional locations also closed in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
  • The Melting Pot fondue restaurant, 2950 U.S. 41 N., Naples, closed in July 2010.
  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way, North Naples, closed in April 2010.
  • Olio on the Bay restaurant closed in November 2010 in the Naples Bay Resort.
  • Mr. Mom's Diner, 3560 U.S. 41 E., closed in April 2010 after operating for many years. Sweet Mama's Island Cuisine opened in June at that East Naples location.
  • Salad Creations, open in Collection at Vanderbilt for about three years, closed in November 2010 at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples.
  • Joey's Pizza & Pasta House closed its Naples location in Pine Ridge Crossing in May 2010.
  • Cafe Alessio, on Pine Ridge Road in Mission Square West in North Naples, closed in May 2010.
  • Dixie Moon Diner, 26940 Old 41 Road, opened in early 2010 in Bonita Springs and closed around Memorial Day.
  • James Kim prepares the 007 roll, the sushi roll of his own creation named for James Bond, behind the sushi bar at Yukihana Sushi & Hibachi in East Naples. The restaurant in Kings Lake Square closed in June 2010.
  • Rudi’s European Cuisine, 10711 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, opened and closed in 2010.
  • The Art of Being restaurant opened and closed in 2010 in The Pavilion shopping center in North Naples.
  • The Grillroom Chophouse & Wine Bar at Coconut Point in Estero closed in June 2010.
  • George Foreman visited the area in February 2008 to promote UFood Grill, which closed in August 2010 after serving customers at Piper's Crossing in North Naples for three years. French American Bistro opened there in December 2010.
  • The Rodeo BBQ Place, 8885 Davis Blvd., closed around Labor Day after opening in January 2010.
  • Gemi's Cafe closed in October 2010 in Davis Village, 2800 Davis Blvd., East Naples.
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More Naples-area restaurants opened than closed in 2010, but here are the dining spots that didn't survive this year.

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