Two downtown restaurant closings

 Two downtown restaurants have recently closed their doors.

One is Air Capital Steak House, the restaurant that Matthew Carr opened in late March the former Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill spot at 233 N. Mosley. The business started off with a string of bad luck, he said, including a deadly shooting on the doorstep on opening day. Despite good reviews from customers, it never really recovered, he said. Carr closed the doors a little more than a week ago and now is looking for other opportunities.

“I still love the Old Town district,” he said. “I’m still a big believer in it.”

About the same time, Josh and Bri Sams closed their Hamburger Hero, the burger restaurant they’d relocated from Park City to 221 S. Broadway in December.

 The restaurant, which had developed a following for its delicious burgers and fresh-cut fries, faced a few tough business breaks, said Petroleum Building owner Kyle Hughes, who said he was sorry to see the restaurant go. “It’s sad  because it was awesome,” he said. “They had a great following. People were coming from all over.”

Hughes is looking for another restaurant to put in the space and says he already has one lead. He promises to let me know when he has something firm lined up.