College Park restaurants are facing closings and reopenings this spring season.GRIP Mediterranean Grill and Pho Xpress are now permanently closed, UT Arlington spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said. GRIP opened in February and Pho Xpress opened December 2012.Comments on the GRIP Facebook page stated the location “was not the best” for the restaurant, but no comment was made for Pho Xpress.Smiling Moose Deli and Blaze’s Sports Grill were both closed temporarily during the university’s winter break but are once again open. Digg’s Taco Shop will reopen later this month.Sullivan said the closings and reopenings are part of the area’s business competitiveness in the city of Arlington.“It’s the natural ebb and flow of these business, opening and closing,” she said.Texas Trust Credit Union will open a facility sometime in the spring, she said.In the meantime, UT Arlington students have been anxiously awaiting a Feb. 28 performance by hip-hop artist Big Sean at Texas Hall. Tickets are available to students for $15 each through www.utatickets.com.Sullivan said students are receiving the concert well and are showing their excitement through Twitter and other social networking. To keep up with College Park events visit www.utacollegepark.com.
Taylor Prater, 817-390-7964 Twitter: @taylornprater