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A year after Mercato Grove opened, Lac St. Jacks and FILLS Donuts announce closures in coming months.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Along with Lac St. Jack, FILLS Donuts in Lake Oswego announced it is closing after opening in Mercato Grove in 2021.

Two Lake Oswego eateries that opened in the new Mercato Grove mixed-use development in 2021 announced their imminent closures this week.

Lac St. Jack, the French restaurant that also has a location in Northwest Portland, announced its last day would be Oct. 29. FILLS Donuts, which originated in Portland before moving to Lake Oswego, will serve customers for the final time Nov. 23.

A message on Lac St. Jack's website states that the restaurant could not attract the volume of customers needed to sustain its business.

"We've built some great relationships in the community, and to those friends we've made along the way —we're sorry to say goodbye. Please come see us in Portland at the original St. Jack and La Moule," the website statement read. "Above all, we are incredibly proud of the team that built this entity from the ground up. You put your heart and effort into making this place special, and you'll always be a part of the St. Jack family."

FILLS also said in a Facebook post that it could not garner enough sales to keep the shop sustainable.

"This decision is hard, and this is an emotional time for our staff. Here's our request: instead of asking the staff why we're closing, lift them up by sharing a memory, or make a new one before we go!" the post read.

Mercato Grove, located next to the intersection of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road, is home to other popular Portland restaurants that set up shop in Lake Oswego — such as Oven and Shaker, Lardo and Grassa — and was designed to have an outdoor-oriented business area to complement over 200 apartments.


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