After a short resurgence, vegan restaurant Cycle Dogs is closing today

The vegan restaurant Cycle Dogs is officially closing up shop today, Jan. 31.

Owner Keaton Tucker announced the closure this week on Instagram, which comes roughly three months after he told patrons that things were looking dire.

“Well folks, we tried to hang on, but in the end it just didn’t work out,” Tucker wrote. “We were hoping to keep this place open until the investors could step in, but we had a few thousand dollars stolen and Dec/Jan were abysmal. So, it’s time for us to bid farewell for now.”

Cycle Dogs has been around for nine years; first as a food truck and then as a brick-and-mortar at 5410 17th Ave NW, where they’ve been open since May 2021.

This is the second vegan restaurant to close in the space. Before Cycle Dogs, No Bones Beach Club operated in the space for four years after closing due to the pandemic.

Tucker promises this won’t be the end for Cycle Dogs.

“Cycle Dogs will live on in some form. That’s still being worked out, but it will live on. Hopefully the restaurant will reopen under new ownership sooner rather than later,” he wrote. He says the goal is to keep the brand alive and “accept this is a setback and not a death blow.”

They’ll be open all day today, Jan. 31 for a closing party. They’ll have karaoke from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and the whole staff will be there to “end this chapter on a high note.”

Photo: Cycle Dogs