The Flora lounge and restaurant in Los Altos has closed. Courtesy Flora via Facebook.
By Kate Bradshaw
Flora, a restaurant and lounge in downtown Los Altos, has been sold just months after it opened, according to owner and founder Ryan MacLeod Morris.
"It's with a heavy heart that I share with you some news that I want you to hear from me first, which is that I have sold Flora, effective right away, and we won't be open again," Morris said in a recent Instagram video.
"It's a good thing, even though it feels way too soon, because it gives me a chance to be home with my little twin girls more," he said.
Flora was the space's third concept in nearly as many years. Morris initially bought the Aldo Los Altos restaurant in 2020 and later converted it into BariBar Bistro, inspired by his travels in the Adriatic. By late 2022, the space had been converted into Flora, with a whole new menu.
Flora's menu was Peruvian inspired, with brunches, happy hours and indoor and outdoor seating. It was also adorned with extensive indoor plant life.
Plans for the former Flora space are not immediately known.
Flora is not the only restaurant to close suddenly in Los Altos in recent months: James Beard Award-winning Traci Des Jardin's el Alto at State Street Market shuttered suddenly in September 2022, roughly six months after opening. In January, the Los Altos food hall launched an overhaul of most of its eateries.
Morris is eager to continue to be a part of his hometown Los Altos, he said.
"Thank you so much for your years of support through this adventure and I will see you on the streets of 1st and Main," Morris added.