Roxy Restaurant to undergo remodel, not close

Shoja Naimi, owner of the Roxy Restaurant in Encinitas
(San Diego Union-Tribune file photo by Charlie Neuman)

Contrary to online rumors, Roxy Restaurant in downtown Encinitas won’t be closing.

Posts on popular Encinitas Facebook groups last week bemoaned that the Mediterranean-style restaurant would soon be shuttering. However, owner Shoja Naimi stepped in to set the record straight.

“Roxy will be getting a make-over this spring, and I’m very excited for all of you to see what we have in store,” Naimi wrote in response to a Facebook post, adding he brought in a partner and the remodel will be finished this summer.

“There will be a great new look and some menu changes, but rest assured, you will still see me around the restaurant and be able to get your falafel burger.”

Naimi wasn’t immediately available for comment on March 30. Roxy Restaurant has been open for nearly 38 years.