Downtown Restaurant Closes After 3 Months

LoMo promoted itself as a farm-to-table eatery.

LoMo Restaurant on Pleasant Street. Credit: Jason Claffey
LoMo Restaurant on Pleasant Street. Credit: Jason Claffey
LoMo has closed for good.

The downtown restaurant on Pleasant Street was open for just three months. It replaced the old Green Monkey eatery.

LoMo was short for "Local Movement." Owner Dan Dumont sourced ingredients from local farms like Applecrest Farm and Breezy Hill Farm.

“Unfortunately, due to the extent of our renovations, the timing for the launch of LoMo coincided with the slower restaurant season in Portsmouth," Dumont said in a statement. "At this time, the number of customers in town is just not enough to sustain the business. However, we love the culinary culture of Portsmouth and have definite plans to keep our ambition for a locally sustained eatery alive.”

He said LoMo could "resurface."

"The new drive for farm-to-table restaurants is taking hold across the country," he said.
Lina Maria Bowers January 09, 2014 at 08:08 PM
What a shame! I was so looking forward to trying it!!
Jimmy Stevens January 09, 2014 at 08:31 PM
That stinks, I was going to try it soon. Seems like poor planning to open up during the offseason and then close before spring and summer when business would have likely taken off.
Clement Sea January 10, 2014 at 09:08 PM
R.I.P. Lomo and Green Monkey and Four and Red Iguana and Upper Crust Pizza and the original Rosa's and Station and Bell Peppers and Stockpot and Zahtar and Tapei & Tokyo and Friendly's and McMenemy's Restaurant and Pub and Victory Restaurant and Bella Sol and Angelina's and Foobar, et cetera.
Old Pizza January 12, 2014 at 08:26 PM
Portsmouth area has too many restaurants for the population in the area. You can't force feed people.


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