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Despite total make overs by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, Vasi's Taverna in Waterbury and Stone's Throw in Seymour have closed their doors.
In a Facebook post on January 11, owner Vasilios Kaloidis stated that the restaurant would officially close its doors 17 years after opening as Vasi's Restaurant and Bar.
"Despite the support of our loyal customers and our efforts to rebrand over the last year, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors," said Kaloidis on Facebook. "We thank all of our loyal customers and employees for the great run we had."
According to the Republican American, the restaurant served its last dinner on December 29.
Ramsay helped rebrand Vasi's Restaurant and Bar, to Vasi's Taverna, however, Kaloidis admitted to being overwhelmed with the whole transition.
"That's when the staff was ready to quit and everything you see on TV started to happen. I had to do damage control and say 'it's one day,' and we all decided to do it," Kaloidis said in a 2019 interview.
As for Stone's Thrown, Reality TV Revisited reported that the restaurant closed its doors back in December 2019. The owners have listed the property on LoopNet for $900,000.
Vasi's and Stone's Throw were both subjects of Ramsay's "24 Hours to Hell and Back." Filming of both episodes occurred back in October and November 2018, with the episodes premiering on FOX in January 2019.
This is not the first time a Connecticut restaurant visited by Ramsay has closed. Back in 2009, Sabatiello's Italian Steakhouse in Stamford was featured on "Kitchen Nightmares," a show on the FOX that had Ramsey trying to revive struggling restaurants.