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86'd! Sandra Bullock Shuts Down Texas Restaurant Close To Her Heart

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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Oct. 28 2015, Updated 7:15 a.m. ET

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RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that Sandra Bullock has decided to close Bess Bistro, her restaurant in Austin, Texas.

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Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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Sandra Bullock recently had a major makeover, but it turns out her new appearance isn't the only big change in her life. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the actress has decided to close Bess Bistro, her restaurant in Austin, Texas.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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The star is upset that she's had to layoff the restaurant's 20-person staff, and the restaurant has already been dismantled and packed up.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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Bullock sunk a lot of money into the eatery and bar that isn't far from her Austin home, but it failed to turn into a moneymaker. Nine years after she opened the place, she recently decided it was time to close its doors for good.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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The kind-hearted Bullock is hoping to get her jobless staff back to work or help them find new gigs.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
Source: Coleman-Rayner

"Bess just failed to bring in the foot traffic," a source at the restaurant told Radar.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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"Even though it's in the heart of Austin's nightlife, the numbers weren't adding up and it just made no sense to keep it going," said the source. "It was losing money. Sandra's dream turned into a nightmare."

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
Source: Coleman-Rayner

The source at the restaurant told Radar that the 51-year-old star might turn Bess into a lounge bar serving tapas food.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
Source: Coleman-Rayner

"When she made the decision to close it, she was very upset. She tried changing the menu from French Bistro to French with a Southern American flare but it didn't work."

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
Source: Coleman-Rayner

"Sandra is devastated that the restaurant failed to be a hit," said the source.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro’s Closing Night

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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The Oscar winner was a no show on the Bess's final night open, September 20, but Bullock had made a speech thanking staff for their hard work on an earlier occasion.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds spend New Year’s Eve together at her restaurant in Austin, Texas

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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In the past, Bullock has brought friends and loved ones to the restaurant, including her ex-boyfriend Ryan Reynolds one New Year's Eve.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds spend New Year’s Eve together at her restaurant in Austin, Texas

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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The couple had fun in what was once an Austin hotspot.

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EXCLUSIVE: **PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY ** Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston double date with their other halves in Austin, Texas

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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Bullock was spotted at Bess Bistro recently with photographer boyfriend Bryan Randall enjoying a double date with A-list friends Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.

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Sandra Bullock flies out of Austin, Texas with baby Louis

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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Bullock and her son Louis have spent a lot of time around Austin since she has a home there.

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Los Angeles Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

Sandra Bullock Restaurant Closes Bess Austin
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The actress is now planning a new life with down-to-earth boyfriend Bryan Randall and has set her sights on buying on a new venture, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she also has a home.

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