As we reported this weekend Table & Tap has closed its doors. Without warning, patrons of the popular downtown eatery found closed its doors Saturday. The doors were locked and the sign on the door simply read "Closed permanently. Thank you for your years of patronage," leaving customers of the favorite eatery left wondering the fate of the locale.

The restaurant on Saginaw Street called itself a "taproom serving local beer, bourbon & wine, plus BBQ fare using ingredients from nearby vendors" was opened six years ago by Philip Shaltz and has been an intricate part of growing the area around the location. Reports are that he's looking at a new venture for this popular destination.

Shaltz is reported to have plans underway on a new business, which should be announced in the next couple of weeks. He says the plan is to open a new restaurant within two months that would have a concept new to the Flint dining scene.